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Mary E. Sunderland

Sept. 17, 1924 – Feb. 21, 2015

Mary E. Sunderland, 90, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord Saturday.

She was born in Blandburg, daughter of Clyde and Ethel (Harshberger) Gault. She was married to the late Donald R. Sunderland.

Surviving are six children: Donna J. Garman of Bellwood and Gary R. (Bell), Samuel R. (Shirley), Louann Wendle, Rusty Lee (Doe) and Marty M., all of Altoona; 22 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 39 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Vicki M. Wertz; and a sister, Lillian McGeary.

Mary was a member of Altoona First Southern Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting and designing birthday cards for her family members, with whom she loved to spend time.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Leslie E. Axe Funeral Home, 1520 Fourth St., Altoona. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at Axe and Santella Family Chapel, 1534 Fourth St., Altoona, by Pastor George Sanders. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery.

The family requests that contributions be given to the funeral home in memory of Mary.

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