Mary Mildred Hallett


Mary Mildred Hallett, 95, of Seymour passed away at 8:08 p.m. Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Lutheran Community Home in Seymour.

Born Oct. 30, 1920, in Seymour, she was the daughter of William and Goldie Sallee, both of whom preceded her in death. On Oct. 12, 1940, in Seymour, she married Donald R. Hallett. They enjoyed nearly 65 years of marriage before he passed into eternity in 2005.

Mary had an eventful life that started during World War II, when she caused a walkout at the local factory where she worked. She moved several times following Don’s Navy deployments, spending time in Staten Island, New York, and San Francisco, California, where she left her heart, always planning to return.

She enjoyed archery and was an Indiana state champion for several years in the 1960s. Also during that time, she and Don owned an archery shop. Mary also enjoyed fishing, swimming, crocheting and movies, and she had a passion for reading that her children carry on today.

Mary worked at Sallee Engineering Co. as a quality control inspector for almost 30 years. She was a member of Central Christian Church and spent many years helping with Boy Scout Troop 528. Mary kept her family close to her heart and enjoyed the holiday season when the family would gather together.

She is survived by her son, Donald Ray (Janice) Hallett Jr. and daughter, Deborah J. (Jeff) Riley; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers.

The funeral service will be at noon Wednesday at Burkholder Funeral Chapel in Seymour with the Rev. Kit Bogan officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to Central Christian Church through Burkholder Funeral Chapel, 419 N. Chestnut St., Seymour, IN 47274.

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