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WESTCOTT, Mary Eliza
April 28, 1919 – September 10, 2012

Mary Eliza (Salla) Westcott age 93 was Promoted to Glory into the arms of Jesus at Rosewalk Village on September 10, 2012 at 9:45 p.m. in Lafayette, Indiana. Mary, daughter of William and Ocie Salla was born in Momence, Illinois on April 28, 1919. The family moved to Lafayette in 1920.

The viewing time of fellowship will be on Friday, September 14, 2012 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hippensteel Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. service Saturday, September 15, 2012. at The Salvation Army on 1110 Union Street, Lafayette, Indiana. The internment will be on Saturday following the service at Spring Vale Cemetery. Reception will follow the grave side service at The Salvation Army.

Mary attended Lafayette Jefferson High School. In the 1940's she was employed by Ross Gear and Cary Hall at Purdue University. She also was an employee of Sarg Biltz and The Oaks. In October 2002, Mary retired serving ten years with Bioanlylical Systems Inc. in West Lafayette.

Mary was baptized at Brown Street United Methodist Church. In 1957 she began attending The Salvation Army as her church home. October 1966 Mary was enrolled as a senior soldier of The Salvation Army of Lafayette. She served actively as a Sunday School Teacher, Junior Church Leader, Women's Ministry, Community Care Sergeant, Christmas Bell Ringer and Silver Star mother.

She was out going and enjoyed making crafts, stamp and coin collecting, reading and crocheting.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Earl Michael Westcott in 1960, her parents, five bothers, one sister Virginia Helen Salla, and former husband Richard B. Mantle.

Mary is survived by her two daughters, Major Alice (Robert) Scott and Debi Roudebush, one son Robert (Cheryl) Mantle, both of Lafayette. Six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Our family extends to the staff of Rosewalk Village Nursing Home our deepest thanks for their ongoing loving care, sensitivity, physical and spiritual nurture of our mother and grandmother for the last several years.

Memorials may be sent to The Salvation Army, Lafayette, Indiana.