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Mary Celestine Martin

July 25, 1919 July 31, 2006
Mary Celestine Martin
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Obituary for Mary Celestine Martin

LACON-Mary Celestine Martin, 87 of St. Joseph Nursing Home in Lacon, and formerly of Westchester, IL for 40 years, passed away at 8:20 a.m. on Monday, July 31, 2006 at St. Joseph Nursing Home. Born on July 25, 1919 in Peoria to Michael and Mary Monaghan Martin. Surviving are five cousins, Father Joseph Heyd, O.S.B. of St. Bede Abbey in Peru, IL, Sister Mary Ann Heyd, O.P. of Sinsinawa, WI, Joan Schaber and Patricia Callaway both of Peoria and Shirley Martin Anderson of Chillicothe. She was preceded in death by one cousin, Charles Heyd, one sister Margaret and an infant brother. She was a Dietician at OSF St. Francis Medical Center and retired from the Hines Veteran’s Hospital. She was a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church where a funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday with Rev. Joseph Heyd, O.S.B. officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the mass at the church. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in West Peoria. Memorial contributions may be made to OSF Hospice. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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