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Mary L. Pickerill

August 15, 1933 November 7, 2020
Mary L. Pickerill
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Obituary for Mary L. Pickerill

Peoria- Mary L. Pickerill, age 87, of Peoria, passed away at 2:58 AM on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at her residence with her daughter by her side.

Born August 15, 1933 in Manila, Philippines, a daughter to the late John and Dorothy (Allan) Hinck. During WWII, Mary and her family survived interment in a Japanese prison for 3 ½ years before being rescued by the US 11th Airborne. She grew up in Fresno, CA and went on to become a Register Nurse and honorably serve in the US Army as a nurse. Her first duty station was Fort Leonard Wood, where she met and married Harry Brunner. Later they moved to Jackson, MI where they had their only daughter Karen. In 1965 she moved to Peoria where she worked at Proctor and Methodist Hospital as a nurse for 36 years until her retirement in 1993. On July 28, 1992 she married Robert C. Pickerill and together they cherished 10 years until his death in 2002. Mary was an avid professional sports fan, especially the NBA, MLB and NFL. She loved traveling, shopping, collecting Hummels, shoes, purses and many other things of beauty, but most importantly her greatest treasure and source of pride was her daughter, Karen Giles of Austin, TX.

Mary was preceded in death by her second husband Robert Pickerill, three brothers John, Edward and Robert Hinck and one sister Ethel Hinck.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 9:00 AM until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Father David Richardson will officiate and burial will take place in Clovis Cemetery in Clovis, CA on a later date.

Memorials in Mary’s memory may be made to St. Philomena Catholic Church.

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

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

11

Nov

9:00 AM 11/11/2020 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 11/11/2020 10:00:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Wednesday

11

Nov

10:00 AM 11/11/2020 10:00:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Clovis Cemetery Final Resting Place

305 N. Villa Ave
Clovis, CA 93612

305 N. Villa Ave Clovis 93612 CA
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604
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