Mary Lou Vercler, 87, died Oct. 27, 2015, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton after a short illness.
She was born May 12, 1928, on a farm near Kouts, Ind., to the late Alpha and Martha (Zook) Baughman. After graduating from Kouts High School, she attended Ball State University for one year then graduated from Bethel College, Kansas, in 1950 with a degree in English and History.
She then moved to Bloomington/Normal, Ill., where she was a high school teacher. It was there she met and subsequently married J. Norman Vercler, a hospital medical technician on Dec. 26, 1951.