September 14, 1932 ~ December 5, 2020

Born in: Elba, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Mary Louise Mulligan, 88, of Owensboro, Kentucky passed away Saturday, December 5, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Elba, Kentucky on September 14, 1932 to the late Ambrose Legori Dant and Mary Gertrude McCain Dant. Louise worked at Anderson Department store and was a manager at Diamond Lake Campground. She was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and Daviess County Homemaker’s Club. Louise enjoyed collecting antiques, gardening her flowers, and reading. She loved cooking and baking for her family. She especially loved her grandkids.

Along with her parents, Louise is preceded in death by her husband, John M. Mulligan, Sr., who passed March 30, 2018; and her brother, Wm. Royce Dant, Sr.

Louise is survived by her children, John M. (Margaret) Mulligan, Jr., Mary Kathryn (Tom) Jenny, Robert Joseph (Anne) Mulligan, Virginia “Jenny” (Greg) Bacon, and James Bernie (Vicki) Mulligan; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild; and her sister, Anna Joyce Thompson.

Expressions of sympathy should go towards the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church Building Fund.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Mulligan. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Mary Louise Mulligan and sign her virtual guestbook by going to

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  1. Aunt Louise was a beautiful person, in every way. She had a real gift of always making you feel that she was so happy to see you. She was so warm and loving! Thinking of her makes my heart feel “glad.” You all have my deepest sympathy as I know you will dearly miss her. However, we all know that we will see her sweet smile again. I am sure there is a joyful heavenly reunion, and celebration going on. God Bless!

  2. Much love and sympathy to all of Louise’s kids, Kathy, Jenny, Bobby Jo, Bernie and Jr. Louise was such a kind and gentle soul! May she Rest In Peace.
    Love, Aunt Ruth

  3. I’m so deeply sorry for your loss !! She was truly a sweetheart. I’ll miss her dearly at church. We chatted every Saturday night before mass. Your parents have sat in front of my for over 30 years. My heart goes out to you all!!!! Prayers for comfort n peace during this difficult time.

  4. I am so happy that I got to see her about a 1 1/2 yrs. ago when I was visiting my sister (Anna Louise Dant Davenport) and my son Johnathon P. Gillette. I live in Anchorage Alaska. I am sure she will be greatly missed by one and all. To me she is my Aunt Louise. May God Bless Her Whole Family. Sherry M. Dant Roach

  5. Praying for peace and comfort for all of this family that is so connected to my family. Louise had a beautiful smile and such a sweet laugh. I can hear it now in my mind. I will be thinking of you all on Saturday as you make the hard walk together. Much love, Jackie McCarthy

  6. Mrs Mulligan was a special lady we will all miss her. Our thoughts and prayers goes to all the Mulligan family .

  7. My deepest sympathy goes out to John, Kathy, Jenny, Bobby Jo, and Bernie and all the Mulligan family. Mrs. Mulligan was the kindest person. I loved her and her sweet smile and laugh. She was such a kind lady. I know how much you will miss her. She is now in heaven with Mr. Mulligan and take comfort in knowing that. I will be praying for God to surround all of you with his love and comfort you in the coming days. Memories will get you through the bad days when you miss her. Treasure those memories. Please know I will praying for all of you.

  8. JR., Kathy, Bobby Joe, Bernie & Jenny Lou , so sorry you Mom is gone! Yes, she is now with John M.!! It was always such fun babysitting you kids & Louise & John M. Made us feel special! And when we took her peaches this summer, she gave us our 50th anniversary card from 4 years ago!! She had missed placed it & just found it!! But what was really special was that John M.’s name was on it too! I cried!! Love & prayers!

  9. You all have our deepest sympathy on the loss of an elegant lady-prayers for u all and for her

  10. Aunt Louise was a beautiful person inside as well as out. My heart goes out to the kids and grandkids. God bless each of you and know you are in my prayers as well as my thoughts.

    Susie Timbrook O’Bryan

  11. Want all of you to know how sorry I am for the loss of your Mom. She had a special place in my heart , working for her and your dad for so many years. They will never be forgotten. Love you all very much.

  12. I had the privilege of working with Louise at Diamond Lake she was always smiling and the sweetest lady. I’m so sorry for your loss, you all will be in my prayers🙏🏻🙏🏻

  13. Louise lived a full and wonderful life and was always such a refreshing ray of sunshine wherever I would see her .
    Our families lived about 2 miles of each other as we grew up and keeping Mulligan and Clark Road busy as well as members of St. Alphonsus Parish .
    May each one of you children know what a special person your mom has been not only to each one of you but also to many of us.
    Our prayers go out to you, as during this time of Covid we know your visitations and services are limited for us to give our personal respect to Louise.
    May you know we are their in our hearts.
    ❤️ Imelda and Gary Cecil

  14. I will always remember Aunt Louise’s sweetness, beautiful smile and the twinkle in her eye. She reflected God love and goodness toward other. She will be so missed by all. My heart goes out to my sweet cousin’s. I love all of you. Jr., Kathy, Bobby Joe, Jenny and Bernie, I am so sorry for your loss and God bless all of you.

  15. So very sorry for the loss of your Mom. We shared many wonderful chats throughout the years whenever by chance we would meet. She was a great help to me for my genealogy research of the Dant family. Blessings to the family.

  16. So sorry for your loss. Louise was a very special person.she will be missed by all. Our Children remember her from Diamond Lake, as we did, she could remember everyone’s names. She then would be with your Dad at Gilles Tractor Co. always coming in and talking to me. Always with a beautiful smile.

  17. You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mom. She was a wonderful lady with such a sweet smile. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  18. My sympathy and prayers of comfort to all of you on the loss of your beautiful Mom! She was a very special lady. I hope many sweet memories keep you company in the days ahead.

  19. From all of us here our hearts and prayers are reflecting in your loss. May the angels greet Aunt Louise to her new garden.

    With Love
    Bill, Maureen & Lily Dant

  20. Louise was a wonderful person. She and John M welcomed me into their home when I first moved to Kentucky.. She is in heaven.

  21. Dear Family of Mary Louise,
    She always had a smile upon her face any time that I saw her at Kathy’s salon! I can’t believe that this sweet lady has gone to heaven! May she rest in peace and may you, her family know that you are in my prayers.

  22. The Mulligan family has our deepest sympathy. So many memories. Had so much fun at Diamond Lake under her watch.

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