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Obituary for Mary Helen McGrath
PEORIA-Mary Helen “Midge” McGrath, 77, of Peoria, passed away at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at her residence. Born on November 21, 1929 in Peoria to Thomas and Helen Ossenbeck McGrath. Surviving are one brother, Jack McGrath with whom she made her home; one neice, Michelle Cyr of Charlotte, N.C., first cousins, Dr. Robert (Dorothy) Fouty of Vashon, Washington and Robert McBurney of Seattle, Washington. She was a insurance adjustor for Hartford Insurance Co. in Peoria and later worked as claims manager at Powers Insurance Agency, retiring in 1996. Mary Helen was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church and a former member of St. Philomena Choir. She also sang at band concerts and weddings. A Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Philomena Church with Rev. Donald Henderson officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the mass at the church. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Philomena Church. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com