FIETZ, Mary Louise “MeMe”

FIETZ, Mary Louise “MeMe,” 70, of Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at her home due to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.

She was born October 18, 1942 in Martins Ferry a daughter of the late Bernard and Frances (Savelsberg) Fietz.

Preceded in death by parents and sister, Dorothy A. Fietz.

Survived by a niece, Jennifer L. Fietz (Tom DeVaul) of Martins Ferry and special friend and caregiver Kathy Byard, with whom she resided, also of Martins Ferry.

Mary Louise was the owner of the former City News Stand in Martins Ferry, where many customers became lifelong friends. She retired from environmental services at OVMC/EORH.

She was very active for over 40 years in the Alpha Pi Sigma Sorority, Gamma Chapter, where she held many chapter and Supreme offices, including Supreme President. She was also very involved with planning reunions for the MFHS Class of 1960.

She was a Catholic by faith and had most recently attended the Greggsville United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Heslop Funeral Home, 415 Walnut St., Martins Ferry, where services will be held Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Michael Palmer officiating. Burial follows in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville, OH.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Belmont County Animal Rescue League, P.O. Box 115, St. Clairsville, OH or Valley Hospice, 10868 Ste. Rte. 150, Rayland, OH 43943.

The family would like to thank Interim Health Care and Valley Hospice for their care and services.

Alpha Pi Sigma Sorority services will be held Friday at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

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