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Mary Lou Adams

October 21, 1924 October 20, 2007
Mary Lou Adams
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PEORIA-Mary Lou Adams, 82 of Peoria, passed away at 11:50 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2007 at Proctor Hospital She was born on October 21, 1924 in Pekin, IL to Carl and Isabelle Arnold Saal. Surviving are three children, J. Michael (Susan) Adams of Morristown, NJ, Mary Carla Grube and Drew Adams both of Peoria; three grandchildren, Benjamin Adams of Philadelphia, PA, Jennifer Grube of Chicago and Lisa Nutter of Tucson, AZ; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Irwin Saal and one sister, Helen McGrath. Mary Lou was a writer for the Peoria Times Observer, last working as a free lance writer. She also taught art classes at Lakeview where she sold many pieces of art. She attended St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and was a volunteer for the Salvation Army and Rosewood Care Center. Funeral Services will be at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday at Resurrection Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Jason Gray officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with a Memorial Service at 6:30. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Fraternal Order of Eagles or Alzheimer’s Memorial Fund, 1704 S. East Lane, Peoria, IL 61605. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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