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Mary Walsh

October 25, 2018 GMT

Mary L. Walsh, 96, of Onarga, passed away at 8:25 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 20, 2018) at Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth, following a short illness.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, until the 2 p.m. funeral service at the Presbyterian Church in Piper City, with the Rev. Wade Ditty officiating. Burial will be in Brenton Cemetery, Piper City.

Memorials may be made to Ovarian Cancer Research or the Presbyterian Church.

Mary was born Feb. 5, 1922, in Cullom, at the home of her parents, Walter E. and Minnie L. Farber Haag. She attended rural Cullom schools, graduating from Cullom High School in 1939. After graduation, she attended the Gallagher Business School in Kankakee.

She married Arthur L. “Pete” Walsh on April 25, 1942, in Cullom. He preceded her in death May 13, 2007.

Surviving are a grandson, Rich and Judy Morrison, of Murrayville; a granddaughter, Jill and Richard Hirsch, of Lake Villa; great-grandchildren, Cameron Morrison, Ashley, Amber and Autumn Brown and Matthew and Austin Hirsch; one son-in-law, Wayne and Kathy Morrison, of Piper City; one sister-in-law, Connie Haag, of Cullom; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding her in death were her daughter, Joyce Morrison; three sisters, Fern, who died in infancy, Helen Bartell and Dolores (Bruno) Jasin; three brothers, Herbert, Vernon and LeRoy; two sisters-in-law, Marge Haag and Bernice Haag; one niece, Jan Jasin; and two nephews, Bob Jasin and Brad Haag.

Mary worked in the accounting departments at the Elgin Watch Factory in Elgin, a department store in Salt Lake City, Webster’s Jewelry Store in Hays, Kan., and retired after 27 years from Nichols Home Shield in Chatsworth.

She was a member of the Piper City Presbyterian Church and the Circle 8 Square Dance Club. She enjoyed watching tennis and golf on television, even into the wee hours of the morning.

Please sign her online guestbook at redeniusfuneralhomes.com.

(Pd)