Mary Alice Eisenhauer, 91, passed away on March 16, 2016, in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
She was born in Dayton, Ohio on July 17, 1924, to the late Norman J. and Alice Ashton Ritzert. Mary Alice graduated from Julienne High School in 1942. She resided in the Dayton, Ohio area most of her life. Since December 2006, she has lived in the Oak Ridge area and since 2010 at Morning Pointe Assisted Living in Clinton, Tenn. Mary Alice was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Clinton.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Paul B. Eisenhauer, and is survived by four sons, David P. Eisenhauer of Columbia, S.C., Steven J. Eisenhauer of Bonita Springs, Fla., John T. Eisenhauer of Melbourne, Fla., and Mark J. Eisenhauer of Oak Ridge, Tenn. Surviving family also includes eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Mary Alice was an active member of St. Albert the Great Catholic Church in Kettering, Ohio for more than 50 years. She was an avid bridge player and gardener. Gardening was a passion she pursued as a member of the Short Hills Garden Club, as a volunteer tour guide at the Cox Arboretum, and for many years by tending the rose garden at St. Albert the Great Church. With her husband Paul, she was active in the Riverdale Optimist Club.
Mary Alice was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother. Her dedication to her family, friends, community, and church was evident to all who knew her and gifts we will cherish always.
Visitation will be Tuesday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Albert the Great Church, 3033 Far Hills Ave, Kettering, OH 45429, before a noon Mass celebrating Mary Alice's life. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio.
Donations in her memory can be made to: Alzheimer's Association,
or the Athenaeum of Ohio,