Mary Louise Julius 74 of Findlay, IL, passed away at 3:05 PM Wednesday Dec. 15, 2010 in Heritage Manor in Mt. Zion, IL.

Mary was born in Pike County, IN on Nov. 21, 1936 the daughter ofEarl and Mable A. Dimmitt Slunder.

She married Francis E. Julius in July of 1968 in Decatur, IL

She will be remembered for her great cooking, pie baking and her loving caring heart.She helped raise three generations of her family and provided care to many elderly.She will be missed by all.

Surviving are her husband Francis Edward Julius; children: Tony Blackford and wifeCherri of Mahomet, IL, Tom Blackford and wife Betty Jeanof Rocky Mount, NC and TimBlackford and wife Laurie ofDahlonega, GA;step-daughters: Yvonne Kaufman and husband Allen of Mt Zion, IL and Mary Blackford of Springfield, IL; sister:Helen Caldemeyer and husband Dave of Stendal, IN; brothers: Jerry Slunder and wife Janice of Temecula, CA and Dave Slunder and wife Darlene of Mesa, AZ; eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; several step grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandson Tommy Dean Blackford, Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM Sunday Dec. 19, 2010 in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Findlay.Randy Caldemeyer and Chuck Caldemeyer will officiate.Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM Saturday at the funeral home.Burial will be in Wright Cemetery near Findlay.Memorials can be made to Barnes- Jewish Hospital Children’s Care.On line condolences may be sent to the family at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com