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Mary Elizabeth Truitt

August 6, 1933 April 11, 2018
Mary Elizabeth Truitt
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Obituary for Mary Elizabeth Truitt

Peoria- Mary Elizabeth Truitt, age 84, of Peoria, IL, passed away at 5:53 PM on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the home of her daughter, Cathi in Arlington, TX.

Born August 06, 1933 in West Frankfort, IL she was born the daughter of Stanley and Edith (Hurst) Gifford. She married John Thomas Truitt on April 14, 1956 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria, Illinois. He Survives. Mary managed the photography advertising department for Caterpillar until her retirement. She was a former and active member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church where she volunteered for mercy dinners and served as a Eucharistic Minister. Mary was also a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church and served as past Administrator for SHARE FOOD for 18 years. Mary was past president of the CAT Girls Club, was the 2004 recipient of the Pere Marquette Award, and was a previous member of the Spalding Booster Club.

Survivors include her husband John, of Peoria; three children: John Gifford (Michele) Truitt of Benton, IL, Julie Anne Hallar of Peoria, Cathi Elizabeth (John) Steffens of Arlington, TX; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Martha Jane House of Lafayette, IN; as well as, numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, two twin brothers, and one grandson.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 9:30 AM with Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM to follow at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Father Eugene A. Radosevich will officiate and burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in West Peoria.

Memorials in Mary’s memory may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

18

Apr

9:30 AM 4/18/2018 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/18/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Wednesday

18

Apr

11:00 AM 4/18/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Mary Cemetery Final Resting Place

421 N. Sterling Ave
West Peoria, IL 61604

421 N. Sterling Ave West Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St Vincent de Paul Society

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