Mary J. Schuler, 84, Hippodrome chorus line dancer

August 31, 2006

Mary J. Schuler, a homemaker who in her youth danced on the stage of the Hippodrome Theatre, died of bladder cancer Aug. 24 at her Arnold home. She was 84.

She was born Mary Jean Manlove in Cecilton and raised on Lafayette Avenue in Baltimore. She graduated from Western High School in 1939.

From 1938 to 1940, she tap-danced in the Hippodrome chorus line in shows, including appearances by Betty Grable and Red Skelton, family members said.

FOR THE RECORD - An obituary published for Mary Jean Schuler in Thursday's editions of The Sun omitted a survivor, her sister, Barbara Ducker of Baltimore.
The Sun regrets the error.

She was married in 1960 to Victor F. Schuler and lived for 21 years in Sherman, Texas.

An Arnold resident since 1984, Mrs. Schuler was an avid duckpin bowler and enjoyed aerobics and dancing at the Arnold Senior Center, where she had been an active member for two decades. She also liked traveling.

Services were Tuesday.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Guy R. Schaeffer of Hagerstown; a brother, John Manlove of Baltimore; and three grandchildren. An earlier marriage to William E. Schaeffer ended in divorce.

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