Mary L. Leary - 88

12/28/1930 - 11/11/2019

Oregon, IL


Oregon, IL – Mary Louise Leary, age 88, died Monday, November 11, 2019 at the Serenity Hospice and Home.  She was born December 28, 1930 in Oregon, IL the daughter of H. Irvin and Florence (Jones) Shaffner.  Mary graduated from Oregon High School in 1948.  She married John L. Leary on May 19, 1950 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oregon.  She worked over 20 years as a secretary for Oregon Stone Quarry.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church all her married life and also the Catholic Daughters of America.  She was also a member of the  Rochelle VFW Ladies Auxiliary # 3878.  Mary was predeceased by her husband John in 2012, her parents, her infant daughter Nancy Ann, daughter Kathleen Blumeyer, and grandson Joshua Blumeyer.  She is survived by her 4 children; Tim (Kathy) Leary, Michael Leary, Susan (Rob) Osborne, Steve Leary, brother Charles Shaffner, son-in-law Butch (Bonnie) Blumeyer all of Oregon, IL, grandchildren; Celeste (Jim) Lyles, Vanessa (Darrell) Ankney, T.J. (Felicia) Leary, Mark (Jodi) Leary, Stacey (Mark) Glendenning, and Cassidy Speaker, and 13 great grandchildren.  Christian funeral mass will be held 10:00 am, Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oregon with the Rev. Joseph Naill officiating.  Visitation will be Friday, November 15, 2019 from 5-7 pm at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. 7th Street in Oregon, IL.  Burial will be at the St. Mary’s Cemetery.  A memorial funds is established for the Serenity Hospice and Home.                                              


Visitation for Mary Leary will be from 5-7 pm, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon, IL


Christian Funeral Mass for Mary Leary will be 10:00 am, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oregon, IL.

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