Corrick, Mary Lou


Mary Louise (Mary Lou) Corrick, 87, of Lincoln passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 1st, after a long battle with COPD.  Mary Lou was born January 13th, 1930 in Aurora, IL.  She is a 1947 graduate of Oswego (IL) High School and graduated from the University of Illinois in 1952 with a degree in Education.

Mary Lou found her calling as an elementary school teacher.  She taught for over 30 years, primarily in the McCook Public Schools.  As many Nebraskans do, Mary Lou had a passion for Nebraska football and volleyball.  She was very active, playing tennis into her early 80s.  She enjoyed rooting for her favorite players, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams.

She is survived by: daughters, Beth (Gary) Loop, Eagle, NE; Jana (William) Oliver, Beaumont, TX; son, Bret (Jennifer) Corrick, Malvern, PA. Six grandchildren, Logan Oliver, Boston, MA; Hunter Oliver, Gainesville, FL; Lucie and Sam Corrick, Malvern, PA;  Scoie (Bill) Von Handorf, Edwards, CO and Matel (Robert) Rokke, Lincoln.  Great-grandchildren Duran and Corwin Rokke, Hays and Lowe Von Handorf; constant companion, Jake; brothers Richard (Nicha) and Robert (Joetta) Campbell.

Proceeded in death by husband Wilfred (W.O.) Owen Corrick, parents Allan and Margaret Helene Campbell; sister Patricia Walker, brother David Campbell, and granddaughter Chloe Corrick.

Memorial service for Mary Lou will be held at 11am, June 17th at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street, Lincoln, followed by lunch.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation ( in honor of her granddaughter Chloe.

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