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Mary M. Clarey

August 30, 1926 February 22, 2014
Mary M. Clarey
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Peoria- Mary M. Clarey, 87, of Christian Buehler Home, died on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 5:35 p.m. at the home. Born August 30, 1926, in Carthage, IL., to Timothy and Nellie Clampitt Laffey, she married William A. Clarey on September 18, 1948, in Carthage, IL. He died May 18, 2009 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by five brothers and sisters. Mary is survived by two daughters, Susan (Michael) Moore of Peoria and Sharon Clarey (Eric Riegelman) of Dallas, TX; three sons, Stephen (Glenda) Clarey of Redding, CA., William (Peggy) Clarey of Austin, TX., and Timothy (Julia) Clarey of Little Elm,TX; thirteen grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one sister, Helen (Tom) Dixon, of Ft. Wayne, IN.; and her sister-in-law, Blanche Laffey of Eldon, MO. Mary graduated from the OSF School of Nursing, and worked for OSF Hospital, Proctor Community Hospital, and did private duty nursing as well. She was active in and Rectora in Cursillo, St. Vincent de Paul Church Guild, Bradley Wives Club, past president of Diocese of Peoria National Marriage Encounter, and was past president of Couple’s Caper Ballroom Dance Club. Mary also played golf in the Peoria Women’s Nine golf league since 1982, and Senior Nine Hole golf league, serving as past president for both, and was a member of Arrowhead and Willow Knolls Country Clubs. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Wright & Salmon Mortuary, with Recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at 1 p.m. at St. Philomena Catholic Church, with Fr. David Richardson officiating. Further visitation will be thirty minutes prior to the Mass. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Research Association- Central Illinois Chapter. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com.

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