January 20, 1924 - September 6, 2022
Visitation will be Monday, September 12th 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Stith Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at Bellevue Cemetery in Danville, KY
A memorial service will be held later at Westminster Village, Clarksville for friends in the southern Indiana and metro Louisville area.
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Mary Huston Arnold McKercher
Born January 20, 1924 to the late Rev. Marion Francis Arnold and the late Susie Frances White Arnold in Danville, KY, died peacefully Tuesday
September 6, 2022 in New Albany, IN. The last of 7 children, Mary was preceded in death by sister Lorene, brothers Clyde, William (Bill), Marion Jr., John
(Johnny) and Edward (Eddie). She also was preceded in death by husbands Rev. J. Warner Muir, Maurice G. Morey, and Bruce E. McKercher.
Mary was a 1942 graduate of New Albany High School, New Albany, IN. She was inducted into the New Albany High School Alumni Hall of Fame in 2017
for outstanding work within the community. Married three times to three loving husbands, Mary had no children, but was fondly known as Aunt Mary to 20 nieces
and nephews and numerous grand nieces and grand nephews. She was preceded in death by two nieces, Janet Marie Arnold and Kimberly Rose Culler.
Mary was an active antiques dealer specializing in Haviland China. She loved family dinner parties and catering large church meals at
Central Christian Church in New Albany where she was a member for over 70 years. With all three of her husbands, she owned and operated Yesterday House,
an antiques business that expanded into catering for weddings, reunions, and holiday events. She worked to build Muir Manor named for her first
husband, as affordable apartments for Seniors over 60. She organized and directed a singing group known as the Silvertoners for over 30 years. The group
was known throughout the community as they performed at schools, nursing homes, holiday events, community events, retirement centers, malls, and held public
Mary was a force of nature, independent, feisty, but always optimistic and positive. She was often the glue in the family helping her
father, brothers and nieces and nephews through the ups and downs of life. She served her church and community with the same devotion.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Betty H. Arnold and her niece, Susan Arnold Rosenbarger both of New Albany who cared for Mary.
She is survived by 17 additional nieces and nephews. Nieces include Mabel Arnold Bond, Cissy Arnold, Sharon Arnold Cowden, Beth Arnold Salmon, Iris Camille Arnold Novak, and Alison Arnold.
Nephews include Stephen, David, Rick, Mike, Anthony (Tony), Robert (Bobby), Henry, Jack, Terrance (Terry), Robert, and Edward, Jr. Arnold.
Visitation Monday, September 12th 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., followed by funeral service at 1 p.m. at Stith Funeral Home in Danville, KY. Pallbearers will be grand nephews: Andrew Rosenbarger, Quentin,
Edward III, Zephyren, Noah, Henry, and Harry Arnold. Honorary pallbearers: Mike, Tony, Steve, David, Rick, Bobby, Henry, Jack, Terry, Robert, Edward, Jr. Arnold and John Rosenbarger.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 15th at 3:00 at Westminster Village, 2200 Greentree N., Clarksville, IN for friends in the southern Indiana and metro Louisville area.
Memorial contributions suggested to Central Christian Church, 1315 E.
Spring St, New Albany, IN 47150. Online guestbook and Hugs from Home available at www.stithcares.com