Mom, Ma, Mommer, Grandma, War Department, M.A. and finally Mary Ann Perrault slipped beyond the Blue Horizon, getting on the ship and leaving the 4 J’s on the shore. She was 92 although she never really believed it. We miss her already.
She was born June 23, 1931 to Edward J. Scher and Mary Grace Andrew where she would live until moving to Logansport at age 10. She joined the Logan Berries as a 1949 graduate.
When walking to work at Prudential a much older and handsome French Canadian who went by James J would follow this beautiful brunette. One day, as she told us, she let him catch her and they were wed in Angola in 1952.
After living in Ft. Wayne and then Indpls, in 1969 they chose Brownsburg to be their home. They were married for 39 years until his death in 1991. Mom worked tirelessly as a bookkeeper at The Guide newspaper and up until her death as an avid proofreader, correcting everyone else’s mistakes.
She knew there was “such a lot of world to see” (Moon River) and enjoyed traveling. But when she took “kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully, surrendering the things of youth” (Desiderata) she then loved us from her chair where she spent countless hours proofreading, working crossword puzzles, reading and watching her “shows” on TV.
She will be forever missed by her little cat Diddle, and the 4 J’s.
John (Kristi) Perrault of Danville
Jean Perrault Batic (Joe) of Brownsburg
Jay (Nanette) Perrault of Thorntown
June (Jeff) Haney of Thorntown
Her grandchildren include Jessica (Dustin) Oakley, Trevor (Adrienne) Perrault, Evan Perrault, Tyler (Keri) Haney, Colin (Kelsey) Haney and Emma (Sawyer) Donovan. Great grandchildren include Owen, Ella, Ava, Arthur, Hadlee, Huntleigh, Paxton, Alena and Jude.
She was a past member of Delta Sigma Sorority and St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Mom was a lover and a dreamer and she found her rainbow connection. So watch the tracks, our Huckleberry friend, and call us when you get there.
In Mom’s memory, balance your checkbook to the penny, buy some jewelry, go garage saling, pray to Padre Pio, take a road trip, feed the birds, plant some moonflowers, love on a stray cat, hang some windchimes, go to church, and drink some coffee, coffee, coffee. Services will take place Saturday, Nov 11th at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Lebanon, In at 10:30 with visitation 2 hours prior.