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Mary M. McMahon
11/8/1932 - 9/20/2012

Mary M. McMahon

Mary M. (Glasnovich) McMahon, 79, of Galesburg, died 3:31 p.m. Thursday, September 20, 2012 at Seminary Manor, Galesburg.

Mary was born on November 8, 1932 in Galesburg, the daughter of Jako and Elizabeth (Matto) Glasnovich.  She married William G. McMahon on March 19 1952 in Galesburg.  He preceded her in death on December 21 1992.  Mary is the loving mother of two sons, Scott (and Sharon) or Azle, TX and Marc of Galesburg ; and three daughters, Debbie Simonson of Galesburg, Nanci (and David) Moore of Muscatine, IA, and  Angie (and Brian) Schisler of Galesburg.   Mary is also survived by brothers, Nick (and Pat) Glasnovich of Sun City, FL, Bill Glasnovich of Galesburg, Phil (and Pat) Glasnovich of Abingdon, John (and Jean Ann) Glasnovich of Rio, Steve (and Sara) Glasnovich of Galesburg, and David (and Paula) Glasnovich of Galesburg; and sisters, Susie Howard of Galesburg, Cecilia “Tedi” Maxwell of Galesburg, Theresa (and Bill) Bivens of Galesburg, and  Anna (and David) Skrzelowski of Lakeside Park, KY; seven granddaughters, three grandsons, 4 great grandsons and one great granddaughter.  Along with her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe Glasnovich and Mike Glasnovich and a sister, Cecilia Glasnovich.

Mary graduated from Corpus Christi High School in 1950.  After she and Bill were married she became a homemaker later working for Galesburg Cottage Hospital and last working as a teacher’s aide for CUSD #205 where she retired.  Mary was a faithful and devout member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, St. Patrick’s and Corpus Christi Altar and Rosary Society.  Mary could often be found tending to her yard and flowers, both of which she was proud of.  Mary also enjoyed knitting and spending as much time as she was able with her grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass for Mary will be 10 a.m. Monday, September 24, 2012 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, with Rev. Joseph Presley, I.C. officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home, with the rosary being prayed at 7 p.m.  Memorials may be made to St. Patrick’s Altar and Rosary Society, American Cancer Society, or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.


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From: Anna & David Skrzelowski   Lakeside Park Ky 41017
Relationship:  Sister

Debbie, Nancy,Scott Marc, and Angie. and all your family. I am so sorry and sad, but happy for Mary she did so much for all of us. I have truly miss her and know is in haven. Aunt Anna
Sent:  9/21/2012


From: Lori & Joe Deets   Galesburg, IL
Relationship:  Cousins

You all have been in our hearts and prayers. We remember Aunt Mary as a petite woman with a beautiful smile and a strong faith in God. So many good memories... "stay overs" at your house when we were young, Sunday family gatherings at Grandpa & Grandma's;her homemade mac and cheese and yummy Texas cake. God bless her and all of you. Love, Lori & Joe
Sent:  9/23/2012


From: Linda Boone   Dunlap
Relationship:  Niece

Debbie,Nanci,Scott,Mark,Angie and Families, We are so sorry for the loss of your loving Mother,you were truly blessed to have her in your lives.Aunt Mary was a kind,compassionate woman with such a strong faith.May God be with all of you during this most difficult time.Please know of our thoughts and prayers. Love&Blessings,Linda,Steve,Danika&Andy
Sent:  9/23/2012


From: Lawrence Horn   Alamo, TX
Relationship:  CC graduate

Sorry to hear of Mary's passing. Her many friends will miss her.
Sent:  9/23/2012


From: Jennifer Cryer   Fort Worth
Relationship:  Friend/Co-worker

I am so sorry for your loss...Scott, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sent:  9/24/2012


From: melanie ball   phoenix,az
Relationship:  friend of son

dear mcmahon/glasnovich families. may all your great memories give you peace.
Sent:  9/25/2012


From: Geary Henderson   Shawnee, KS
Relationship:  Friend

I'm so very sorry to hear about your Mom, Marc. She was a wonderful woman, and may she rest in peace. My condolences to you and your family.
Sent:  9/26/2012


From: Judy Allen Griffith   Thornton, CO
Relationship:  longtime friend of the family

Dear Debbie and your family, It is with deep sadness that I learned of your Mom's passing. Even though she is in a better place and finally at peace, it is never easy to let a family member go. You are all in my thoughts and prayers with many happy childhood memories in my heart. God Bless You. Judy
Sent:  9/26/2012