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Mary I. Schlink

July 26, 1940 November 5, 2020
Mary I. Schlink
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Obituary for Mary I. Schlink

Mary I. Schlink, 80, of East Peoria, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.

Mary was born on July 26, 1940, in Peoria, a daughter of John Gough (who passed before she was born) and Isabel (Brand) Gough and raised by Isabel and Everett “Bud” Johnson. She married her high school sweetheart, Robert M. “Bob” Schlink on April 11, 1959. They enjoyed 61 years of love and marriage. He survives.

Mary is also survived by four children, Marilea (Bobby) Zimmerman, Robert (Patty) Schlink, Timothy (Jodi) Schlink, Kristina (Late Kent Malinosky) Schlink, 9 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 2 step-great-grandchildren, one sister, Gay (Mike) Hughes, and one sister-in-law, Andrea Johnson, as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Guy Johnson.

Mary devoted her life to her family. She stayed at home raising her children. She later entered the work force, working at Rogy’s Daycare for 20 years and then Sears Accounting Center.

Mary had numerous hobbies including gardening, bowling, spending time with her grade school and high school girlfriends, and volunteering at St. Monica’s Food Pantry for 10 years. She was also the Vice President of the Peoria Heights Lions Club. Most important to Mary was family. She attended the sporting events of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed the friends Christmas parties for the last 60 years.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in East Peoria on Saturday, November 14, 2020 with visitation beginning at 9:00 AM until time of Mass. Fr. Steven Willard will officiate and entombment will follow at Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria, IL.

Memorials may be made to The Peoria Heights Lions Park Fund, for new playground equipment.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send condolences at www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

14

Nov

9:00 AM 11/14/2020 9:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 11/14/2020 10:30:00 AM
St. Monica Catholic Church

303 Campanile Dr.
East Peoria, IL 61611

St. Monica Catholic Church
303 Campanile Dr. East Peoria 61611 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Saturday

14

Nov

10:30 AM 11/14/2020 10:30:00 AM
St. Monica Catholic Church

303 Campanile Dr.
East Peoria, IL 61611

St. Monica Catholic Church
303 Campanile Dr. East Peoria 61611 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States
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