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“Just learned of her passing. So sorry to hear this news. She was one of the nicest ladies. Fond memories of visiting her at the Outer Bank. ”
1 of 25 | Posted by: Eleanor Burk - Mineral Ridge, OH

“SINCEREST CONDOLENCES FROM THE GILLINGHAM FAMILY, TO THE BICKERSTAFF FAMILY. IT IS ALWAYS SO DIFFICULT TO LOSE A LOVED ONE, BUT SOMEHOW GOD SEES US...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: SANDEE GILLINGHAM AND FAMILY

“Dottie,Jack & Family My deepest condolences. While I did not know Mary it sounds like she had a life well lived full of lots of memories for the...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Sherry DeMar

“When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. Hold on to your memories and let them guide you during this time....Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Kathy Nicastro

“My love, thoughts, and prayers are with all of you. I work with Donna at Gillette in Boston, and I have heard so many beautiful stories about Mary....Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: The Martin Family

“My love, thoughts, and prayers are with all of you. I work with Donna at Gillette in Boston, and I have heard so many beautiful stories about Mary....Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Kimberley Martin

“My sincere condolences from the Lingo family. She was loved by many and such a sweet woman. Love to u all? ”
7 of 25 | Posted by: Cynthia Lingo

“So sorry to read this. Our condolences to the Bickerstaff family. She was a lovely person and a great example of a life well lived. ”
8 of 25 | Posted by: Karen and Dick Murray

“So sorry for your loss Heaven gained another angel ”
9 of 25 | Posted by: Jody Fox

“I am so sorry to hear about my friend Mary Louise....I worked at Bob Evans and she called me her daughter at that time...her and her friend which...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: lo4pups@aol.com

“My prayers and sympathy to the family. A wonderful woman will be missed. ”
11 of 25 | Posted by: Cheryl (Blum) Marshall

“I am so terribly sorry for your loss! My heart and prayers are with family and friends! ”
12 of 25 | Posted by: Robin Owen Smith

“Dick and Barb So sorry to learn of your Mother's passing. God Bless you all. ”
13 of 25 | Posted by: Barbara Snyder

“To all of the family, so sorry for your loss. Such a special lady! Prayers!???? ”
14 of 25 | Posted by: Mary and Tom Randle

“She was such a nice lady. Prayers for her family and friends. ”
15 of 25 | Posted by: Rick and Christine Rathburn

“Your Mom was a very sweet, loving ,and a genuine lady. Every time I saw her she would have this beautiful smile and wonderful laugh that would make...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Eli and Lisa (Caddes) Santiago

“A lovely woman for whom I will always have fond memories. ”
17 of 25 | Posted by: Karen walter

“Praying for God to enfold you all with loving care during this most difficult time of earthly separation, as you celebrate her precious life, Know...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Carol Windsor

“Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. Your mom, grandmother and great grandmother was a very special lady,...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Russ ( Dike) and Mary Ann Minick

“So sorry for your loss. ”
20 of 25 | Posted by: Kathy Horsley Willoughby

“Barb and Dick, so sorry to hear about your mother. Our sympathy to you and the family. ”
21 of 25 | Posted by: Linda and John Butcher

“Diane and Donna , I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. My deepest sympathy to you and all of the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: Claudia Jo Laraway Zapka

“Gracious, generous, loving and ready to laugh is how I will remember her. My sincerest condolences to the immediate and extended family. ”
23 of 25 | Posted by: louise sarver

“Dick so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a great lady. She will be missed by all who knew her ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Dick & Trish

“My deepest condolences Dick and Barbara. Our prayers are with you and your family. Bob Milanchus ”
25 of 25 | Posted by: Bob Milanchus


Mary Louise (Adams) Bickerstaff, age 90, beloved mother, grandmother and great -grandmother passed away July 4, 2017 with her family by her side. Mary Louise was born August 19, 1926 in Youngstown, the daughter of Elmer and Mary (Pearcy) Adams. Mary Louise was a resident of Mineral Ridge since 1950. She was a graduate of Austintown Fitch High School, class of 1944. After high school, Mary Louise worked for Hynes Steel until her marriage in 1946. Mary Louise married the love of her life, Edward C. Bickerstaff on June 12, 1946. Following her marriage to Edward, Mary Louise took on her most important role as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of Mineral Ridge United Methodist Church, which later became New Hope United Methodist Church, for 71 years, where she was very involved in many aspects of the church life. Her husband Edward passed away February 4, 1983. Mary Louise leaves to celebrate her life, her loving children, Richard (Barbara) Bickerstaff of Westerville, Jack (Dottie) Bickerstaff of Mineral Ridge, Diane (Michael) Thompson of Columbus, Donna (Dawn) Bickerstaff of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Terry (Dee) Bickerstaff of Zelienople, PA, and Tom (Patty) Bickerstaff of Mineral Ridge. Mary Louise also leaves her precious 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister Donola. Mary Louise enjoyed many hours serving others. Her greatest joy was being with her family and her cherished friends. Calling hours will be held 5 to 7 PM tonight and again from 9:30 to 10:30 AM Friday at the Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel, where services will begin at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the New Hope United Methodist Church 21 Fairview SE, Niles, Ohio 44446 in Mary Louise's name.