February 26, 1940 - October 1, 2019
Mary Lou Ailstock, 79, of Fairmont, gained her wings on October 01, 2019, after a short illness and is now spending her eternal life with the Lord. She was born on February 26, 1940, in Elkins a daughter of the late Howard Alexander and Nola Thelma Ailstock. After spending 17 years as a stay-at-home mother, Mary entered the work force and was employed by Western Sizzlin’ Steakhouse, The Times West Virginian, Atrium Mall, and retired from Fairmont State University’s library and graphics department in 2006 to babysit her fifth grandchild. Mary Lou was a member of Sunrise Chapel in Monongah and loved her church family. She was a very loving and caring person and had many dear friends of all ages, whom she enjoyed spending time with. She was also a huge Pirate, Steelers, and WVU fan, and always dressed in her favorite shirts and jewelry when they played. Most of all, Mary enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her five grandchildren and great-grandchild. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Howard and Erma Ailstock, and Elmer and Patty Ailstock; her brother-in-law, Bob Ware; and her beloved dog, Babe. She is survived by her children: Bonita Hadox (Bobby), Ken Bartlett, and Rock Bartlett (Chris); her grandchildren: Ryan Hadox (Kayla), Erin Shackelford (Jeremy), Megan Bartlett, Jacob Bartlett, and Tyler Bartlett; her great-grandson, Kayson Hadox; her sisters, Thelma Ware and Jeanetta Townsend; and many, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. She is also survived by her BFF of 62 years, Marie Graves. The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful care given by her son, Ken, and niece, Beverly Ailstock, in her last weeks, as well as to Teena Ailstock and her church family for providing food. Mary Lou knew she was loved, and she loved with all her heart. She will be greatly missed by many. Family and friends are welcome to visit Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, on Thursday, October 03, 2019, from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. In keeping with Mary’s wishes, she will be cremated, with a service and celebration of her life being held at a later date.
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