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Mary Ann (Smith) LambertAugust 28, 1934 ~ October 21, 2017 (age 83)
Tell City, Indiana
Mary Ann Lambert, 83, passed away October 21, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital, Evansville.
She was born August 28, 1934 to the late Addison and Mary Jo (Oberle) Smith.
A graduate of Tell City High School, she was the 1952 class salutatorian and later attended Lockyear Business College in Evansville, where she was awarded the National Office Manager Award. After graduating she worked as a secretary in the Evansville and Terre Haute offices of the Employment Security Division.
She married Walter Lambert on September 11, 1954 and moved to Vevay, Indiana where their children were born. In 1973 she and her husband opened the Tell City Dairy Queen, the first national franchise in the city. They operated the store until 1994 when they retired to Florida.
Mary Ann was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, a former member of Business and Professional Women’s Club, and a past president of Vevay Chapter of Tri Kappa Sorority. She was an avid reader, enjoyed quilting and time spent with her family and friends.
Surviving are her husband, Walter, and their children, Scott G. (Diana) Lambert, Jane Ann Cox, Amanda Lamar (Grant Gibson), and Kathryn (John) Pyle; eight grandchildren, Christina Lambert, Jared Lambert, Elizabeth Anderson, Amy Cox, Taylor Cox, Rachel Lamar, Zachary Kalin, and Katie Kalin; 10 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM CST Saturday, October 28, 2017 at St. Paul Catholic Church, with visitation from 9:00-11:00 AM at the church. Father Sengole Thomas G. will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church or to Catholic Charities of Tell City.