Mary Lou Balmer, 80, a resident at 900 W. Harrison St., Plymouth for 7 1/2 years, formerly of Conyers, Georgia, and Mesa, Arizona, died of natural causes following an illness in Miller’s Merry Manor on Wednesday, May 16, at 8:10 p.m. Mary Lou was born in Fulton County, Ind., on Feb. 28, 1921. She was the daughter of Jesse W. and Ruth M. Allen Vice. She attended Rochester schools. On Nov. 4, 1943, in Bremen, IN., Mary Lou and Kenneth L. Balmer were married. Ken died on Sept. 20, 1978. Mary Lou was a homemaker. She read a lot, but crocheting was her main hobby. She fashioned lovely pieces and gave them and other craft handiwork to friends and family. She collected hummingbird pieces and solving word search puzzles. She also enjoyed playing bingo. A great cook; she loved to bake for her family and devoted a lot of time to her nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Mary Lou attended a Methodist Church in Arizona and also was a member of an Arizona book club that exchanged books among themselves. She is survived by four daughters and a son. Her daughters are Bonnie R. and Gary Veney, LaPaz, Ind., Kathryn L. Nine, Plymouth, Anna L. and George Christenson, Mesa, Ariz. and Cynthia L. Bunch, Charleston, S.C. Her son, James L. Balmer, lives in Peragon, Ind. Nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive together with two brothers, Jesse Vice, Jr., Leiters Ford, Ind., and L. Wayne Vice, Mesa, Ariz. Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, a sister, Opal Warner and Wallace Vice, a brother. Visitation with the family will be held Friday, May 18, 2001 from 5 – 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 – 11 a.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Funeral services will follow visitation Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, Rev. Charles Krieg, Pastor of Pretty Lake United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Green Acres Cemetery, 401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, Ariz. where graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2001. Memorial gifts in Mary Lou’s name may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.