Mary E. Suneson - 88

8/26/1926 - 3/29/2015

Oregon, IL

Mary Elizabeth Suneson, 88, died Sunday March 29, 2015 in Pinecrest Manor in Mt. Morris. Born August 27, 1926 in Berlin, WI the daughter of H. Oliver & Marie (Sexton) Gray. Married to Theodore J. “Ted” Suneson on June 23, 1949; he died in 2009. Mary earned her RN degree from St. Agnes School of Nursing, Fond du Lac, WI and her BS degree from St. Frances University, Joliet, IL. She held various nursing positions, retiring in 1985 as school nurse in Meridian District 223, Stillman Valley. Mary was an avid quilter and enjoyed playing bridge. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren. Mary volunteered with the Oregon Rotary Angel Ball Committee, the Rock River Senior Center, and the Ogle County Health Dept. Survived by son, William Gray (Jean) Suneson of Oregon; daughter, Ann Marie (Lorenzo) Gantzer of Freeport; grandchildren: William (Sara) Suneson, Jr., Timothy (Kristyn) Suneson, Theodore (Kira Grahame) Gantzer, Robert (Jackie) Gantzer, Daniel Gantzer, Mary “Meg” Gantzer and Jennifer Gantzer; great grandchildren, Margaret Ann and Katherine Elizabeth; sister-in-law, Julie Gray; and nephew, John (Myonza) Gray. Also predeceased by her parents, step-mother, Lydia (Hadley) Gray, son, Theodore John Suneson, Jr., brother, William Gray, and nephew, Michael Gray.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, April 4, 2015 in Oregon United Methodist Church with Pastor Barbara Good officiating. Memorials may be made to the Rock River Center, Oregon.

Memorial Service:

Saturday April 4, 2015 at 1:00 PM in Oregon United Methodist Church

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