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Caden, Mary Lou (7/19/1931 - 11/21/2014)

By Elizabeth Terry

Mary Lou CadenMary Lou Caden, 83, of Hot Springs Village, passed away Nov. 21, 2014.

She was born July 19, 1931 in Oaklawn, Ill., to John and Marie Studnicka.

Mary Lou graduated from Lindblom Technical, Chicago, in 1945. She played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League for the Grand Rapids Chicks, as ML Studnicka, from 1951-1953.

Mary Lou retired, after 28 years of service, from the Chicago Police Department.

She served as a Girl Scouts leader for more than 12 years and was a member and past president of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 10483.

A charter member of Community of Joy Lutheran Church, Mary Lou served on the church council and supported a culture of volunteerism and service.

For more than two decades she volunteered at St. Joseph's Hospital and devoted many years of service to Arkansas Hospice, Village SCAT Transportation and the Boys and Girls Club.

She was predeceased by her parents; brothers, John, Francis, Carl, George, Robert, Anthony and Thomas; and husband, Paul J. Caden.

Loving survivors include her daughters, Pauline Pyzia . . , , Laura Pahr (James May) . . . , and Elizabeth (Lt. Col. (retired) Joseph) Terry . . . ; sister-in-law, Shirley Studnicka; grandchildren, Ginger, Michael, Anthony, Mary, Elizabeth, Daniel and Lauren; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Community of Joy Lutheran Church, Hot Springs Village, March 21, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.
Guests may register at www.caruth-hale.com.

Contributed by: Elizabeth Terry
Submitted on: 12/09/2014
Copyright: Hot Springs Village Voice, 12/9/2014

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