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Maria Lynn (Povlock) Lewis

August 21, 1959 ~ August 27, 2021 (age 62)


The world lost and another world gained a beautiful ray of sunshine when Maria Lynn Lewis embraced her sunflowers and family in the final steps of her lifepath, on Friday, August 27, 2021.

Born in Michigan City, Indiana, on August 21, 1959, she was the daughter of Lee and Margaret (Greenlaw) Povlock.

After graduating from New Prairie High School in 1977, Maria married Timothy Lewis and became the loving mother to their two children, Stephen and Monica.  Funny stories continue to be exchanged within the family describing their sibling misadventures with Maria at the helm.  She cherished her years as a school bus driver for New Prairie School Corporation but followed her arrow to a warmer climate in Florida where she continued her occupation.  Maria was passionate about producing gorgeous flowers and her love of nature.  She had an innate ability to create her favorite tropical paradise or cozy country interior wherever she called home by envisioning how she wanted it to look, and then made it happen with a stubbornly skinny wallet that demanded ingenious solutions.  Maria’s sparkling sense of humor and undaunted bravery complete her legacy. 

Maria is survived by her father, Lee F. (Judy) Povlock of Rolling Prairie, Indiana; her mother, Margaret Jean Schroeder of Florida; daughter, Monica Lewis of LaPorte, Indiana; brothers, David (Veronica) Povlock of Florida; Timothy Povlock of Michigan City, Indiana; granddaughters, Paige Smith, Mallory, Tori and Alexis Lewis; daughter in law, Jodi Lewis; many Povlock, Lewis, and Greenlaw relatives; and her dearest friend, Betty Nowicki of Florida.  Dunes Hospice angels, April and Becca, comforted her in the final days of her courageous battle and her staunch unwillingness to allow defeat: “I’ve got a bright future ahead.”

The family will observe a private remembrance,       

Maria will be laid to rest with her son, Stephen, in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wagner Family Funerals Pobocik Chapel, Three Oaks.  Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.


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