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Bisch & Son Funeral Home

505 East Allen, Springfield, IL

OBITUARY

Mary Catherine McFarland

22 July, 19367 January, 2020

Mary Catherine McFarland was called home by her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

She was born on July 22, 1936 in Centralia, IL. She was daughter of John and Bessie (Lawson) Clark. She was raised by family members Fred and Bell Foster in Galesburg, IL. She married Roger W. Day and they later divorced. She then married Lawrence R. McFarland on July 26, 1964 in Galesburg, IL. He passed away on November 26, 2005.

She was preceded in death by her parents, foster parents, infant son, Matthew Todd McFarland, one sister Virginia Nichols, one brother, Virgil Clark, one step-daughter, Sandra March, and many aunts and uncles.

Mary is survived by one daughter Cindy S. Ushman, two granddaughters Heather and Erin Ushman of Sherman, IL, two stepdaughters Susan McFarland-Walsh of Missouri and Deborah Buck of South Carolina, two nieces, one nephew, great nieces and great nephews, and great great nieces and nephews. Mary was a 1954 graduate of Galesburg High School. She also attended Browns Business College in Galesburg.

She was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church for years. She served in many capacities. She is also a member of United Methodist Women. She was Secretary for fourteen years. She was a member of Northside United Methodist Church for a short time. She was currently a member of Sherman United Methodist Church. She also worked as a secretary for the Illinois Pilot’s Association. She dearly loved her family and all the family reunions throughout the years.

She also loved volunteering and meeting new people. She was a volunteer for The Midwest Mission Distribution Center for years and she also volunteered at Memorial Medical Center. Mary loved to see people smile, she loved the outdoors. She loved watching the birds and seeing the beauty of God’s creations.

According to Mary’s wished, cremation rites will be observed. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 2 pm at Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen, Springfield, with Ken Runkle officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Memorial Medical Foundation Volunteer Services.

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Len Rideout

10 January 2020

I will miss Mary's smiling face. We will all miss her at BG.

-Len, Security Guard

Linda Wasem

10 January 2020

You have my sympathy on Mary's passing. She was such a loving and caring woman. I have missed going to the Midwest Mission Distribution Center with her and Erin. We always had such a good time with her there. She looks so pretty in the picture in her pink. She always looked good in pink. Love and hugs to you all. I am sorry I can't attend the service, but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Robin Greco

10 January 2020

Hugs to you and the girls Cindy! Sorry I wont make it today but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Your Mom was always there for you and I know youll miss her. Hold on to the memories.

Deanna Mool

9 January 2020

So sorry for your loss. We will miss Mary at SUMC.

Cindy Cleaver

8 January 2020

Cindy, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. Thoughts and prayers to you and the girls. This is one of the hardest things we have to endure. So with that said, I think I’ll go make some veggie soup in her honor 😂.

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FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Mary Catherine McFarland was called home by her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

She was born on July 22, 1936 in Centralia, IL. She was daughter of John and Bessie (Lawson) Clark. She was raised by family members Fred and Bell Foster in Galesburg, IL. She married Roger W. Day and they later divorced. She then married Lawrence R. McFarland on July 26, 1964 in Galesburg, IL. He passed away on November 26, 2005.

She was preceded in death by her parents, foster parents, infant son, Matthew Todd McFarland, one sister Virginia Nichols, one brother, Virgil Clark, one step-daughter, Sandra March, and many aunts and uncles.

Mary is survived by one daughter Cindy S. Ushman, two granddaughters Heather and Erin Ushman of Sherman, IL, two stepdaughters Susan McFarland-Walsh of Missouri and Deborah Buck of South Carolina, two nieces, one nephew, great nieces and great nephews, and great great nieces and nephews.
Mary was a 1954 graduate of Galesburg High School. She also attended Browns Business College in Galesburg.

She was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church for years. She served in many capacities. She is also a member of United Methodist Women. She was Secretary for fourteen years. She was a member of Northside United Methodist Church for a short time. She was currently a member of Sherman United Methodist Church. She also worked as a secretary for the Illinois Pilot’s Association. She dearly loved her family and all the family reunions throughout the years.

She also loved volunteering and meeting new people. She was a volunteer for The Midwest Mission Distribution Center for years and she also volunteered at Memorial Medical Center. Mary loved to see people smile, she loved the outdoors. She loved watching the birds and seeing the beauty of God’s creations.

According to Mary’s wished, cremation rites will be observed. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 2 pm at Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen, Springfield, with Ken Runkle officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Memorial Medical Foundation Volunteer Services.