She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur B. Allaben.
She was born April 10, 1926 in Rockford, Ill., to George and Georgia Sowles.
She was a devoted housewife and caretaker of her family.
Mary Lou is survived by her loving children, Martha Adams, Charles, Gregory, John and David Allaben. She is the grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of one.
There will be a visitation celebrating her life from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 at the Crown Hill Gothic Chapel, Indianapolis.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m., followed by a private burial.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Arrangements entrusted to Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel, Indianapolis.