Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

8800 North Alpine Road, Machesney Park, IL


Mary Hallman

September 18, 1928January 8, 2020

Mary Hallman was born in Rockford on September 18, 1928. Mary spent her early life growing up in Rockford. On July 3, 1948 she married the love of her life, Gervase Hallman. Together, they spent their lives in Rockford raising their children. Mary was a very active mother, serving as a Girl Scout Leader for her two girls, being a right to life volunteer and also taking care of dozens of foster children. In her free time, Mary loved discovering her family genealogy and raising and showing poodles. Mary was extremely proud of all her family members that served in the military. On January 8, 2020 Mary passed away.

She was the beloved wife of the late Gervase F. Hallman; Loving mother of Michael Hallman, Steven (Mark Nix) Hallman, Karen (Dennis) Picchi, Michele (James) Elliott, and the late John Paul II; Cherished grandma of Jennifer, Michael Jr, David, Jason, Jacob, Rachael, Aaron and Sarah; Adored great grandma of many; Dear sister of Richard, Shirley, Janice, and Carol; Treasured aunt of many.

A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 1pm-2pm at Sunset Funeral Home (8800 N. Alpine Rd, Machesney Park, Il 61115). Interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.


  • Celebration of Life Memorial Visitation Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Interment Tuesday, January 14, 2020


Mary Hallman

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Linda Conness

January 17, 2020

I knew Mary through Madeline and Jennifer<
My first thought upon seeing her Obituary in the paper was her Heavenly reunion with her Beloved Husband Gervase and her son John - She missed them so much !
Mary spoke often of her Love and Pride of her Children and Grandchildren - she is now watching over all of you from above !
Rest in Peace Mary !

Madeline Shirley

January 14, 2020

Mary, may you Rest In Peace with God and his angels.
I love you.