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Mary Louise Hampton

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Mary Louise Hampton, age 77, of Alpena, formerly of Rogers City, MI, passed
away on Monday, January 6, 2020, after a brief illness at the Mid-Michigan Medical
Center of Alpena.
On March 10, 1942, Mary Louise or Lou (as she was affectionately known to her
friends, family and anyone who came to know her) was born to the late Edward A. and
Lillian Aleda (Dault) Hanner in Highland Park, Michigan. Soon after graduating from
Alpena Central Catholic School, she married her high school sweetheart and best friend
Donald "Don" Hampton on October 1, 1960, at St. Catherine Catholic Church. They were
blessed with 47 years of marriage before Donald preceded her on December 24, 2007. In
1967, Lou and Don purchased a grocery store known as Mr. Ed’s IGA in Rogers City,
MI. They worked side by side for many years nurturing the business which eventually led
to its expansion into the town’s Mariner’s Mall. They dedicated themselves to actively
serving the Rogers City community through civic organizations and anonymous acts of
kindness all while raising their five very active sons. After pursuing other grocery and
restaurant business interest the couple retired in 2004 and moved to The Villages, FL.
They loved spending time together on their many adventures and traveling to see family
or to be with friends. They both found great delight in being involved in the lives of their
grandchildren and were always there for their family to offer them encouragement,
support, and love.
Lou is survived by her five children: Lee (Callie) Hampton of Abilene, TX; Grant
(KC) Hampton of Bay Village, OH; Wade (Kim) Hampton of Toledo, OH; Jon (Barb)
Hampton of Kinross, MI; and Curt (Julie) Hampton of Alpena, MI; 10 grandchildren: Carie
(Michael) Anthony, Nikole (Zach) Peterson, Ryan (Viggy) Hampton, Eric (Joanna)
Hampton, Kayla (Thomas) Devine, Tyler Hampton, Brett Hampton, Kyle Hampton,
Christopher Hampton, and Grace Ryan; 4 great-grandchildren: Adeline, Emma, Eleanor,
and Scarlett; and one sister: Joyce McCaulley.
She was preceded in death by one sister Susan Hanner and one brother Charles
Family and friends may gather for visitation at Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home on
Friday, January 17, 2020, from 6 pm until 8 pm with a Family Eulogy celebrating Lou’s life
beginning at 7 pm. Visitation will continue on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at St. Anne
Catholic Church of All Saints Parish from 10 am until the Memorial Service begins at 11
am with Fr. Joe Muszkiewicz officiating.
Inurnment: St. Catherine Cemetery
The family wishes to extend their deep gratitude to the staff of Turning Brook in
Alpena, Michigan for their loving care.
Memorials may be made to the Alpena, MI All Saints Parish, St. Catherine Catholic
Church in Ossineke, Michigan or to the donor’s favorite charity in memory of Lou.
Online Condolences: www.karpushuntercares.com