OBITUARY

Mary Louise Depew

March 1, 1942September 19, 2021
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PEKIN ~ Mary Louise Depew, 79, of Pekin, passed away at 5:45 a.m. Sunday, September 19, 2021 at her home.

Born March 1, 1942 in Pekin to Raymond C. and Wilma Rose (Wilson) Thomas, she married Steven “Steve” Eugene Depew on November 26, 1988 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pekin. He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Chuck (Colleen) Wilson of Mackinaw and Mike (Stefanie) Wilson of Pekin; four daughters, Kathy (Chuck) McCoy of Pekin, Laury Stevens of Glasford and Teresa Lohman and Nicole (Jeremy) Jones, both of Pekin; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter; two brothers; one sister and one son-in-law.

Mary last worked as a caregiver at Kyle’s Care at Home in Pekin for several years. Prior to that, she worked as a waitress at the Normandy Club, owned and operated a licensed day care for 10 years and also worked at PAL Technologies in Pekin.

She found joy and loved working in the yard and taking care of her koy ponds. Mary was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and loved traveling.

Mary was a devoted member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pekin, where she was active in the Fellowship Club.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 23, 2021 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pekin. Rev. Daniel Bishop will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Additional visitation will be from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 711 Court Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ryan McCoy
  • Cody Givens
  • Rory O'Brien
  • Ashton Givens
  • Charles Wilson
  • Dennis Spradley, Jr.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021

  • Additional Visitation

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

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Alisa Schalk

September 28, 2021

Mary was one of the nicest people you would ever meet .always happy , always full of love . She took much pride in her family and her beautiful pond my greatest memories of her was the fourth of July picnics where she judged our cakes or her yearly Christmas Eve party with Steve at their beautiful home love you rest easy in heaven

Susan Kyle

September 21, 2021

Dear Steve and Family,
We are so sorry to learn of Mary's passing. She was a kind, loving woman who took excellent care of her clients at Kyle's Care. She was a friend to all of us and always had a smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Take Care
Sue Kyle and Team
Kyle's Care at Home

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