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8/5/2017 Email this articlePrint this article 
Mary J. McGarry
Mrs. Mary J. McGarry, 97, of DeWitt, died Saturday afternoon, Aug. 5, 2017, at Westwing Place in DeWitt.

Mrs. McGarry, the former Mary Josephine Mulholland, was born June 16, 1920, in DeWitt to the late Clem and Elsie Shea Mulholland. On June 15, 1943, she was united in marriage to Charles McGarry. The couple farmed at rural DeWitt, where they raised their family. In retirement, they resided in Florida for 10 years. Charlie preceded Mary in death Sept. 14, 1998.

Mary was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in DeWitt, and the Altar and Rosary Society. Her family meant the world to her. Mary was an excellent cook and will be lovingly remembered for many wonderful family meals.  She and Charlie especially loved entertaining family and friends during their time in Florida.

Surviving are four children and their spouses, Bill and Barb McGarry of Fountain Hills, Arizona, Bonnie and George Howes of DeWitt, Bob and Jane McGarry of Davenport, and Tom and Donna McGarry of Crystal Lake, Illinois; 12 grandchildren, Mike (Georgia) McGarry, Mark (Kelly) McGarry, Matt (Julie) McGarry, Maria (Ryan) Mills, Marty (Tracy) McGarry, Mary (Steve) Kilburg, Kate (Ken) Waechter, Julie (Luke Biel) Howes, Brian (Jen) McGarry, Erin (Simon Brewer) McGarry, Beth (Ted) McKiernan, and Allison (Jarod) Cenci; 22 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Catherine Raftery of Davenport and Margaret (Bill) Trompeter of DeWitt.

Preceding Mary in death in addition to her husband and parents was a sister, Patsy Wulf.

The family will receive relatives and friends at St. Joseph Catholic Church in DeWitt from 9 until 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. A funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the church with the Rev. Fr. Stephen Page officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at schultzfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements are in the care of Schultz Funeral Home in DeWitt.

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