Mary L. Hickman, 85, of Bloomington, IL formerly of East Peoria, IL passed away at 8:08 AM on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
She was born on February 15, 1937, in Sullivan, IL, the daughter of the late Dewey and Pauline Randol Van Gundy. She married Clarence A. Hickman Jr. on December 29, 1956, in Peoria. He passed away on July 28, 2019. One sister, two brothers, and one grandson also preceded her in death.
Surviving are four children, Julianne (John) Jenkins of East Peoria, Debra (Bradford) Paul of Simpsonville, SC, Pauline (Jerry) Siadek of Bloomington, IL and John (Deborah) Hickman of Alma, GA. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.
Mary worked for the State of Illinois for IDES many years, retiring as a supervisor. Mary loved to cook, read, and especially spending time with her family.
A funeral will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 11:00 AM, at Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington. Her niece, Shelly Hancock, will officiate. Visitation will be one-hour prior to her service also at the funeral home. Family and close friends are invited to a luncheon after the service at Avanti's in East Peoria. Cremation will be accorded, and a private burial of her remains will be at Prospect Cemetery in rural Dunlap. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be made to the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. To share a memory or send a condolence to her family, visit www.masonfuneralhomes.com.