Mary Jane Mowbray

February 12, 1945August 31, 2013

Mary Jane Mowbray, 68, of Peoria, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Jane was born on February 12, 1945 in Peoria, IL to Charles and Dorothy Puffer. She grew up in Bradford, IL where she met her future husband, Steve, in the seventh grade at St. John’s School. They married on June 11, 1966 in Bradford. Jane and Steve enjoyed 47 wonderful years of marriage together. Jane is survived by Steve and their four children, Todd (Sherri) Mowbray of Washington, IL, Scott (Karina) Mowbray of Champaign, IL, Kristen (Jon) Mowbray Hawk of Champaign, IL and Michelle (Matt) Reed of Springfield, IL. She has six grandchildren who adored her immensely; Tyler and Kayla Mowbray, Madeline and Meredith Reed, Kennedy and Kendall Mowbray. Jane had a very special way about her and touched many lives. She volunteered on the St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run and was always willing to help her friends and family. Jane received the City of Washington “Good Neighbor” Award for which she was nominated by those friends who loved her dearly. Jane’s passion in life was her family. She considered her family to be her greatest accomplishment. Grandma Jane always said, “You can hold a child’s hand for a while, but their hearts forever.” Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 10am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Peoria. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery in Bradford. Memorials may be made in Jane’s honor to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 4, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 5, 2013

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September 10, 2013

Dear Steve and family my deepest sympathy to each of . I could never forget all the fun we had together during our St.Patricks days with the kids.
You all have never left my many found memories. Jane was so caring and giving to all of us. I will always remember her smile. Miss each of you

September 6, 2013

Our prayers will be with you and your family. Janey and I were born on the same day February 12 ( I was born in the morning and she was born just before midnight). Although I lived so far away from Illinois, Janey and I had a long conversation at my brother (Bill's) visiting hours last February. I guess I feel a closeness to Janey because we were born on the same day. May God be with you and your family.
Rosalie (Rouse) Poindexter, Hot Springs Village, Ar

Karen Foote

September 5, 2013

Janey and I met in June 1963 at Coml Nat. Bnk. just after graduation and became instant friends. We had many laughs together, had our 1st drink ever at a Bank dinner, Sloe Gin fiz!We were in each others weddings..enjoyed each others new babies and watched them grow into wonderful adults..all 8 of them! I'll love her forever, my love and prayers to Steve, kids and siblings. I feel her presence this awful week...know she is at peace. xoo

September 5, 2013

Steve & family, our sincere sympathies on the loss of Jane. Steve your life together with Jane as a loving couple is an inspiration to us all. Our heartfelt condolences, Gary & Carrie Tilly

September 4, 2013

I'll never forget those days when Jane babysat for my young children. She was always a very caring and loving person. I was amazed that she and you knew from the start that you were made for each other. Doc, you were a very lucky person. Cherish those memories. Kathy and I offer our condolences and pray for your healing during this time of sorrow. Ray and Kathy Rogers

Mary Berger

September 4, 2013

Mo - Rick is giving her a hug.

Stan and Mary Crawley

September 3, 2013

Jane may have passed from this life but we are quite sure there is a new star in the skies. She is to magnificent and compassionate to not be watching over her family yet. We were privileged to be counted among her cousins.

September 3, 2013

Steve - We are sorry to hear of your wife's passing. You and your family are in our hearts & prayers. (I worked with you at Aggregate many years ago.) Bob & Jan Skaggs

Barb Pohlman

September 3, 2013

Steve, my sincere and heartfelt sympathies to you and your family in your great loss. May God bless you with His strength, and fill you with his peace and comfort.

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4

Gladys Montemayor

September 3, 2013

My heart is breaking for you and your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I never met your Mom, but I know she raised a beautiful and caring daughter. I know she was AWESOME! Please let me know if you need anything!