Mary Lou Flaherty, 72, of Geneseo, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo. There will be no services at this time. As per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Vandemore Funeral Homes Ltd. is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.
She was born on July 29, 1940, in Clever, Mo., the daughter of Earl and Wilma (Wilson) White. She married Lawrence H. Flaherty on July 6, 1958, in Bureau. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Faith. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Lawrence; one son, James (Bobbi) Flaherty of Geneseo; one daughter, Pamela Sedwick of Moline; four grandchildren, Madison Flaherty, Jami Vincent, Danny BuBon and Jenny BuBon; three great grandchildren; one brother, Earl White of Cambridge; and one sister, Shelby Welsh of Princeton. She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Deborah Lynn.