Mary Lou McLean

May 3 1931
Apr 27 2019
87 Years
Highland Township, Chester County, PA

Mary Lou McLean, 87, of Highland Township, Chester County, passed away on Saturday April 27, 2019 at her home. She was the widow of the late Robert H. McLean who died in 1997. They shared 44 years of marriage together. Born in Peckville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Ivor Thomas Stafford and Ethel Roberts Stafford.

She is survived by four children; Ellen McLean of Greensboro, NC, Scott McLean of Wilmington, DE, Laura Craig of Greensboro, NC and Craig McLean and wife Vickie of Griswold, CT, eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren and two siblings; Thomas Stafford and wife Annette and Jane Dann and husband Ben and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mary Lou was a devoted grandmother to Stacey, Katie, Thomas, Lizzie, Winston, Bryce, Matthew and Robert. Mom Mom Blue, as she was called, was adored by her grand and great grandchildren. She followed all of their activities religiously which included keeping up with them and sharing their accomplishments on Facebook. She was so proud of them.

Mary Lou was an area resident for the past 29 years. She previously lived in Claymont, Delaware for 30 years. She was a faithful member of the Friendship United Methodist Church, with previous active membership at Atonement United Methodist Church in Claymont, DE.

Mary Lou was a graduate of the Katharine Gibbs School in New York City. She was blessed and proud to stay home and raise her four children. She was an active supporter of all of her children's activities and sports. She enjoyed partaking in many hobbies and social activities over the years including stained glass classes, playing bridge, attending the theatre and having a dinner club with her cherished friends.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Friendship United Methodist Church, 123 East Friendship Church Rd., Coatesville, PA 19320. Family and friends are also invited to attend the viewing at the church from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Friends and family will gather for a luncheon in Mary Lou's honor after the service. Interment will follow the next day at Valley View Cemetery, Montdale, PA at 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mary Lou's memory to the Friendship United Methodist Church "Steeple Fund" at the above address.

Arrangements by the Wilde Funeral Home, Parkesburg, PA. Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
May 3 2019 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Friendship United Methodist Church


We are mourning with the family as we miss our wonderful neighbors and friends. Mary Lou and Bob, we rejoice that you are together again, in Heaven!


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Please accept my sincere condolence for your loss. I was a classmate of Mary Lou and Bob at Blakely High School class of '49. It was

a treat to visit with Mary Lou at our many class reunions and it was always a pleasure to be in her company.


Richard  Natale

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Ellen, Scott, Laura and Craig, My deepest condolences to you and your families.  Your mom was a special woman that I have fond memories of from Ashbourne Swim Club.  My parents (Leona and Jerry Gilbert) send their condolences too. Lori Gilbert Taylor

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My heart and prayers are with your family along with my deepest condolences. Your mom and dad were good friends of my parents, Ken and Audrey Wyerman. Mary Lou was also a huge help to our family when my mom passed and our family will be ever greatful. Continued prayers for your family.

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My sympathy to all of you.  I was very fond of Mary Lou and missed her when I moved from the community 4 years ago.  She was very uplifting and inspiring to me.  Memories will remain in my heart.  Eileen Bicking

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Very sorry for your loss, our hearts and prayers go out to your whole entire family.

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We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We just wanted you all to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Wayne & Liz Williams and all the (Stafford family descendents) (Rhondda Valley South Wales UK )

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