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Mary Virginia Bodell

July 28, 1950 December 27, 2017
Mary Virginia Bodell
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Obituary for Mary Virginia Bodell

Washington- Mary Virginia Bodell, age 67, of Washington, passed away at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at her residence.

Born July 28, 1950 in Centralia, IL she was a daughter to James L. and Katharine (Williams) Mezo. On October 8, 1988 she married Leslie K. Bodell in Washington, IL. He preceded her in death on January 29, 2010. She worked as a lab technician for the Peoria Sanitation Department and also taught Biology at ICC. Mary was an avid animal lover who was active in the Peoria Academy of Science, Audubon, and Geology Sections. She was a loving sister and aunt, known to her family as “Ginger” and “Gingerbread”, who loved spending time with her family, especially her nieces, nephews, great-neices and great-nephews.

Survivors include one brother Jim (Jessica) Mezo of Evansville, IN; one nephew James (Katie) Mezo of Whitestown, IN; one niece Julie (Hank) Burton of Evansville, IN; five great-nephews: Brandt, Gavin, Damien, Dalton, and Liam; two great-nieces: Isabella and Renee; as well as two step daughters: Jean (Dale) Jorgenson and Kathleen (David) Konkle.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 04, 2018 between the hours of 5:00 PM till 7:00 PM at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 05, 2018 at 10:00 AM with an additional visitation being held 30 minutes prior to services. Reverend Jeannette Becker will officiate and burial will follow in Streitmatter Cemetery in Princeville, IL.

Memorials in Mary’s memory may be made to the Peoria Academy of Science Geology Section, T.A.P.S. or a charity of the donors choosing.

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

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

4

Jan

5:00 PM 1/4/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/4/2018 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Friday

5

Jan

9:30 AM 1/5/2018 9:30:00 AM - 10:00 AM 1/5/2018 10:00:00 AM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

5

Jan

10:00 AM 1/5/2018 10:00:00 AM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Streitmatter Cemetery Final Resting Place

N/A
Princeville, IL 61559

N/A Princeville 61559 IL
United States

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TAPS

Peoria Academy of Science Geology Section

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