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Mary Catherine Ringness

November 19, 1920 October 14, 2010
Mary Catherine Ringness
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PEORIA-Mary Catherine Ringness, 89, of Christian Buehler Home for the past 14 years, passed away there at 12:58 p.m. on Thursday, October 14, 2010. She was born November 19, 1920, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Alfred L. and Sarah M. Wisener Gibson. She married Robert H. Ringness on January 19, 1946, in Chicago, IL. He passed away on June 30, 1993, in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Patricia Gibson and Joan Doan; and one grandson, Ben Cramer. She is survived by two daughters, Sarah “Sally” (Rodger) Cramer of Farmers Branch, Texas and Margaret “Peg” (Joseph) Dunlap of Peoria; two sons, Fred Ringness of Morton and Daniel Ringness of Palms Springs, California; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was a graduate and valedictorian of the Academy of Our Lady Class of 1938. Mary worked for many years as a clerk in the buyer’s office at Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. She was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling here and abroad for many years. She was a 54 year member of St. Philomena Catholic Church, where a Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 18, 2010, with her grandson, the Rev. Christopher Dunlap officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the Mass at the church. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Philomena School Endowment Fund. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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