March 19, 1933 – January 5, 2021
Mary Catherine (Dunlap) Hagan, 87, of East Peoria, passed away peacefully at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.
Mary was born in Herrin, IL in 1933 to the late Benjamin F. and Elma L. Dunlap. She married Raymond Jack Hagan, Sr. in Charleston, SC in 1958; he preceded her in death in 1999.
She and the family lived in several cities across the U.S., as Raymond Sr. was stationed in the Navy during the early years of their marriage. Mary held several jobs during her lifetime, last working at Mr. Donut on Knoxville Ave in Peoria in the 1990s.
Mary had many close friends, some of who have gone on before her, and she was loved by all. She enjoyed having fun – dancing, singing, and spending time with those friends. She loved traveling and seeing new places and new things. In her free tine, Mary enjoyed reading books, doing crossword puzzles, and was a die-hard Elvis fan. She was also a skilled cook, and many of her homemade dishes will be greatly missed.
But most of all she cherished time with her family. She loved to go to movies with her sister, Eleanor, and was always up for a cookout or holiday get-together. Family was dear to her heart, and her absence will leave an unfillable hole in ours.
Mary is survived by four children: Charles (Candy) Brickner, of East Peoria; David Brickner, of Creve Coeur; Sheree Hagan, of East Peoria; and Raymond Jack (Becky) Hagan, Jr., of South Pekin. She was also Grandma to many grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, all of whom were the apple of her eye.
She also leaves behind one dear sister and best friend, Eleanor (Walter “Dusty”) Lockhart, of Metamora, as well as four loving sisters-in-law: Linda (Delmer “Pec”) Fisher, of Parsons, KS; Judie Hagan, of Bartonville; Joan Parkinson, of Bartonville; and Norma Hanley, of Bartonville.
Preceding Mary in death besides her parents and husband are several siblings: LaWanda Dunlap, Delores Thurman, Hal Dunlap, and Ben Dunlap.
Visitation will be from 6pm-8pm on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Funeral will be on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 11am. Interment will be at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, beside her husband.
Memorial may be made to a donation of choice, or perhaps plant a tree in her memory.
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Sunday, January 10, 2021
Monday, January 11, 2021
Kelly Sullivan Denisar
January 9, 2021
Our condolences to all Mary’s family and friends - we will forever remember your smile and laugh with our family - my Mom Sis Cooper Cleek will forever miss you! ((Hugs))
Jack (Jackie) Hagan
January 9, 2021
My mom. My rock. Always there during the big moments of my life (AND the small). Always there to bail me out when I needed help. Always ready with a hug. I'm now 56 years old, and I'm wondering what the heck I'm going to do without my mom.
Thank you for EVERYTHING, Mom. I love you, and will miss you always.
January 8, 2021
There are no words to express how you will be missed by so many friends and family. Aunt Mary you always had so much light in your eyes and always doing something and I will miss your Facebook posts they were either really funny or you would be saying something kind to start our days off. Every time I would see you I would say Aunt Mary I am serious you do not change a bit and you would say thanks and laugh and give me a kiss and say do you really think so and I would say yes and laugh and you would laugh with your wonderful laugh. Thank you for the memories. My love and prayers to the Hagan’s, Brickner’s and Dunlap’s.
January 8, 2021
Sympathy and condolences to the family. I know that Aunt Mary was loved by many and will be missed. Sending hugs to Jackie and Sheree. Always loved getting together with the Hagan women at the annual cookie exchange. Cherish the good memories
January 8, 2021
So sorry for your lost I will always cherish the memories I have of Aunt Mary she was always quick with a smile and a heart full of love
January 7, 2021
I love and miss you so badly. You were the best grandma I could ever have been blessed to have. I'm so much more at ease since I got to be with you and hold your hand before you got your wings. I got to tell you everything I needed to and I knew you heard me. I'll never forget the memories we made together. Thank you grandma for giving me the greatest childhood I could ever have and thank you for loving me unconditionally. You took a huge piece of my heart with you and so many things will never be the same. I love you grandma!