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Mary M. Hoard

January 21, 1920 June 1, 2008
Mary M. Hoard
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PEORIA-Mary M. Hoard, 88, of East Peoria and formerly of Peoria, passed away at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, 2008 at Manor Care at Riverview in East Peoria. She was born January 21, 1920 in Divernon, IL to Joseph and Mary Schuessler Ballog. She married Chester Hoard on October 21, 1948 in Divernon, IL. He passed away on August 30, 2000 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by one sister and one brother. She is survived by many nieces and nephews, including Mary Agnes Christy Ewert, who lived with her aunt and uncle while attending St. Bernard’s Elementary School. Her career experience included Franklin Life Insurance in Springfield, Spring Street Cleaners and Prospect Variety in Peoria. Mary was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and its Mother’s Club. Mary was an accomplished pianist and an avid gardener. A Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 19, 2008 at St. Bernard Church with Msgr. Paul Showalter officiating. Visitation will be 30 minutes before the mass at the church. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at St. Bernard Cemetery in Glenarm, IL. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bernard Church. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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