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Mary Cation

April 21, 1920 April 2, 2015
Mary Cation
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PEORIA – Mary Margaret Donnelly Cation, 94, of Peoria passed away at 6:25 a.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015, in Springfield, Ill. Mary was born in Peoria on April 21, 1920, the daughter of Roy and Catherine (Dunlea) Donnelly. She attended Bradley University and met Ted Cation. They were married 72 years and had six children, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Clapp. She is survived by five children, Kit (Harvey) Schneider of Brooklyn, N.Y., Mary Beth (Adam) Garnett of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Ted Cation, Jr., of McAllen, Tex., David Cation of Chatham, Ill., and Karen (Matt) Gill of Springfield, Ill.; six grandchildren, Andrew and Eric Garnett, Alan and Katie Cation, and Tyler and Lauren Gill; and three great-great-grandchildren, Conrad, Alec, and Dean Garnett. Mary was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Peoria Heights, Ill. She loved to travel, ballroom dance, and enjoyed her many friends, neighbors, and family. A memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015, at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Fr. Thomas Taylor will officiate. Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the Mass. Cremation rites have been accorded. Entombment of ashes will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto


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