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Mary M. Lakey

November 11, 1939 — August 16, 2023


Mary M. Lakey

Mary Marlene Lakey, 83, of Monticello, passed away unexpectedly on August 16, 2023 at IU Health White Memorial Hospital. 

Mary was born in Monticello on November 11, 1939, to the late Ollie and Irene (Bunnell) Miller and was raised by Russ and Helen Campbell of Monticello. Mary graduated from Monticello High School in 1957. After graduation, she worked as a painter, painting barns, houses, and apartments for Miller Mechanical. She worked and waitressed in most of the Monticello restaurants in her time. She was a diligent worker at McGill’s, Alloy Craft, Delphi Body Works, among other production facilities. She married James Edward Raderstorf on June 9, 1957. They had 3 children Wes, Ricky Dean, and Sandra. James Raderstorf passed away on September 30th, 1978.

On August 28, 1993 she married the love of her life, Joseph Lakey, and they blended a beautiful family together. They were looking forward to celebrating their 30 year anniversary in just a few weeks. 

Mary was very passionate about many things in her lifetime, but her greatest passions were being a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She enjoyed playing cards with her grandchildren and teaching them their way around the kitchen. She was an avid bowler who just recently retired from bowling at the age of 80.

She is survived by her children, Wes (Sue) Raderstorf, Rick (Cathy) Raderstorf, Sandy Danford, and stepdaughters Penny (Paul) Johnson, and Janet (Jim) Tripplett; twenty-two grandchildren, Travis (Katlyn) Raderstorf, Tabby (Phil) Turpin, Jillian (Nick) Martin, Sadie Middleton, Brandi Danford, Drake (Samantha) Danford, Megan (Bryan) Foley, Lydia (Frank) Leach, Shane Rentfrow, Kevin Rentfrow, Joey (Lindsay) Triplett, and Brian Triplett; great grandchildren, Kali, Gram, Eli, Karli, Vada, Jayden, Bella, Porter, Beckett, Brier, Jarron, Rory, Hayes, James Dean, Eloise, Brianna, Blake, Kyryn, and Kyler.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ollie and Irene Miller and a grandson, Tye Rentfrow. 

Visitation will be on Monday, August 21, 2023 from 11am until 1pm at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello.  Funeral services celebrating Mary's life will follow at 1pm at the funeral home with Pastor Keith Raderstorf officiating.

Burial will follow in Riverview I.O.O.F Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to CAMP-WE-CAN of Rochester.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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