OWENSBORO, KY - Mary E. Tanner 71, formerly of Owensboro KY, passed away Wednesday August 29, 2012 at her residence in Hymera, IN.
She was born in Dunmore KY, on May 25, 1941 to Earl and Lillian Oleta (Blackwell) Dame. She was a member of the Emmanuel Apostolic Church of Hymera. She was known to many of the children in the church as Mamaw Tanner and the champion corn hole queen. Mary and her deceased husband, Rev. Martin Tanner Jr., were the founders of the original Apostolic Lighthouse Church of Owensboro. She loved the Lord with all of her heart and was very active in church ministry until her death. Her children (spouses) and grandchildren were her heartbeat. She was a very family oriented person with her family and many that she adopted as her own.
Preceding her in death are her parents; her husband, Rev. Martin Tanner Jr.; a sister, Wilma Dame; and two brothers, Norris and Jewel Dame.
Surviving are her children, Connie (Jerry) Quick of Hymera, IN, Marty (Tara) Tanner of Owensboro; a brother, Roger (Dorothy) Dame of Auburn, KY; eight sisters, Nelda Parker and Wanda Coon of Sacramento, KY, Diane Doll, Nancy Garner, Luvern Schlomer and Lillian Roberts of Owensboro, Linda Mahaney of Monticello, KY, and Earlene May of Panther, KY; and five grandchildren, Logan and Landon Quick, Caleb, Brooke and Ashlyn Tanner.
Visitation is from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2012, at James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory in Owensboro, followed by graveside services at Nickel Ridge Cemetery in Panther, KY, with Reverend James Quick officiating. Services in Hymera will be at 7: 00 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2012 at the Emmanuel Apostolic Church with Pastor James E. Quick officiating. Visitation in Hymera will take place at the church from 4:00 p.m. until the time of services.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the family to offset medical expenses. Contributions may be sent to Marty Tanner, 3432 Surrey Drive East, Owensboro, KY 42301. Envelopes will be available at James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory.
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