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Mary Eva McGrane

Mary Eva McGrane, 86, of Lacon, Illinois, died Friday, August 22, 2008, at Methodist Hospital in Peoria, Illinois.

She was born June 28, 1922 in Stultz, Missouri, to the late Marion and Florida (Armstrong) Savage.

She married John P. “Jack” McGrane on May 16, 1952 in Normal, Illinois, and he preceded her in death on January 23, 1969.

She was also preceded by three brothers and one sister.

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Klair Savage of Lacon; six nieces, Valerie and Larry Lord of Lacon, Bonnie Horton of Dunlap, Illinois, Betty Lou Tucker of Morton, Illinois, Artis Boddicker of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, Velma Lee Burdick of Bradenton, Florida, and Geraldine Leake of Joplin, Missouri; and one nephew, Kenneth Ralston of Hazelton, Iowa.

Mary Eva had worked at Caterpillar for 16 years in the cafeteria at East Peoria, Illinois, and was a beautician in Peoria, Illinois, and Rogers, Arkansas, for 25 years.

Services were Monday, August 25, 2008, at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon with Rev. Katherine Harding officiating. Additional services will be at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, August 28, 2008, at Bethel Church in Elk Creek, Missouri, with Deacon James Rich officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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