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Mary Elizabeth “Puck” Love

Sun, Nov 26th, 2000
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Mary Elizabeth “Puck” Love, 91, of Rochester, died on Monday, November 20, 2000, at Charter House in Rochester. She was the victim of a stroke.

Mary Elizabeth Terry was born December 17, 1908 in New York City to Dr. Benjamin Taylor Terry and Marta Anna Sophie (von Meyer) Terry. She was their only child.

She attended elementary and high schools in New York, Germany, Switzerland, Nashville, TN, and Toledo, OH. She then attended Rochester (MN) Junior College, Carleton College, and the University of Michigan from which she received her B.A. in 1932.

On June 29, 1933, she married Dr. J Grafton Love of Elizabeth City, N.C.(later the head of the Mayo Clinic Department of Neurosurgery), at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, IA. Mrs. Love was active in several civic and charitable organizations.

She is survived by four children: Benjamin Terry Love, Preston; J Grafton “Tony” Love, Jr., Oronoco; Dave Milton Love II, Dallas, TX; and Rebecca Marta (Love) Douglass, St. Louis, MO; eleven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and a grandson.

A funeral service for Mrs. Love will be on Tuesday, November 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Rochester, with the Rev. Anneliese Opitz officiating. Internment will be in the Terry family plot in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Birmingham, AL. Macken Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.

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