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Kolanko, Mary Louise - (5/16/1932 - 10/9/2007)
Mary Lou died after a brief illness on October 9th in St. Joseph Hospital, Tampa, Fla.
Mary Lou was born in Weirton, FL. She graduated from Weir High School; worked at the Bank of Weirton; earned a master's degree; and taught school for 35 years. She was a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Louis for 14 years.
Mary Lou was honored in The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. She played professional baseball for the AAGPBL Springfield Sallies.
Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary (Kukula) Kolanko; one sister, Stella Sullivan; and four brothers, Joseph, Anthony, Francis, and Edward Kolanko.
Mary Lou will be missed by her family, teammates and friends.