Mary Ann Brotherton Key
SUMMITVILLE [mdash] Mary Ann (Brotherton) Key, 84, died March 19, 2020, at St. Vincent Anderson Hospital following recent health issues.
She was born Dec. 24, 1935, in Anderson, the daughter of Ira and Mary Pearl (Cooper) Brotherton, and resided in the Summitville area her entire life. Mary Ann was a graduate of Alexandria-Monroe High School, Class of 1969 and attended business courses at Ball State University. Aside from raising five children, she held various bookkeeping positions starting at Cooper's Service Station, Beneficial Finance, Cox's Supermarket and retiring from Byerly Garage Doors in 1988 after a bookkeeping career spanning 35 years.
Mary Ann enjoyed activities such as bowling, bridge club and traveling in their RV with her husband. But her greatest achievement was the love she had for her family and the legacy of love she leaves behind.
Survivors include her children, Donald (Judy) Key, Vanessa (Gary) Hosier, all of Alexandria, Dennis (Marla) Key, Anita Key-Brobst, all of Summitville; grandchildren, Darrin (Alyssa) Key, Heidi (Antonio) Quinones, Emilie (Joe) Carpenter, Mickey (Amanda) Hosier, Christopher Brobst, Malinda (Brian) Cuneo, Betsy (Aaron) Zarse, Holly Brobst, Barrett (Anastasia) Key, Monty Key, Bradley Key and Becca Key-Kerr; 26 great-grandchildren; brothers, Fred (Jane) Brotherton of Alexandria, Carl (Katrin) Brotherton of Glasgow, Kentucky; sisters, Iva Mae McKinney of Chesterfield, Charlotte (Bobby) Pugh of Alexandria; and
Several nieces and nephews
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 58 years Elmer Key in 2011; son, Robert Key; brother, John Brotherton; grandson, Douglas Key; and granddaughter, Tiffany Key.
Out of respect for the personal and public safety, private services for Mary will take place for her very immediate family. Interment will take place in Park View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Christian Congregation Church, 11015 N. 300E, Alexandria, IN 46001 or the Ralph E. Hazelbaker Library, 1013 Church St., Summitville, IN 46070.
Owens Funeral Home is honored to care for Mary and serve the Key family.
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Published on March 20, 2020


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Jeanette Key Saicheck
Mar 23, 2020
Such a great family...
GOD BLESS and hugs...
Leslie Gibson
Mar 23, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Tony and Karen Fields
Mar 22, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. We’re keeping you in our prayers.