Mary A. Howd, 83, of Washington, IL formerly of Peoria, IL passed away on Saturday, September 21 2019, at the Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka, IL. Mary was born on March 15, 1936, in McLean County to Fred and Bernice Hany.
She married William J. Howd on November 29, 1957, who passed away on March 8, 2000 in Peoria. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara (Norman) Panther; Marjorie (Lester) Davis; and four brothers, Kenneth (Ann) Hany, Alfred (Rosemary) Hany, Joseph (Erma) Hany, and Richard (Sherrill) Hany.
Surviving are one daughter, Angela (James) Carlsten of Washington, IL; one granddaughter, Alexis Carlsten of Washington, IL; and one brother, Robert (Marilyn) Hany of Bloomington, IL, and many nieces and nephews.
After graduating from Gridley, IL high school, Mary moved to Peoria with a group of friends, where she was employed as a bookkeeper for a carpet distributer.
After marrying William, Mary dedicated herself to being a full-time homemaker and mother. She enjoyed volunteering at Angie’s school, tutoring students and reading to the class. Mary also enjoyed traveling with her family, going to lunch with her sister, Marge, and watching sports. She especially enjoyed cheering on the Chicago Cubs and her granddaughter, Lexie, when she played softball for the Washington Panthers and the St. Ambrose University Bees.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 25 at 10:00 a.m. at Mason-White Funeral Home 20 Valley Forge Drive, Washington, IL 61571. Burial will follow at Swan Lake Cemetery 4601 W. War Memorial Drive, Peoria, IL 61615. A visitation will be held at Mason-White Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 24 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mary’s name to the Illinois Chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association, 614 W. Glen Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614, or the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka, IL 610 W. Cruger Avenue, P.O. Box 128, Eureka, IL 61530. To share a memory or send a condolence for her family, visit www.masonfuneralhomes.com.
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