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Mary Ann Edwards

Mary Ann Edwards, 83, of Kenney, IL formerly of Decatur, passed away at 5:35 p.m., Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Imboden Creek Living Center, surrounded by her family and loving nursing staff.


Services to celebrate Mary Ann’s life will begin with a Vigil Prayer service at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, July 31, 2016, at Dawson & Wikoff North Chapel. Following the prayer service, the family will receive friends for visitation from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 1, 2016, at Macon County Memorial Park Cemetery, Harristown, with military honors provided by the Macon County Honor Guard and the US Army Honors Team. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family

Mary Ann was born August 4, 1932, in Auburn, New York the daughter of Cyriel and Marie (DeZutter) VanSpeybroeck. Mary Ann served in the US Army and was a Korean War veteran. She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, a member of the American Legion Post #105, a member and former past president of the auxiliary for the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and enjoyed crafting. She married Burl A. Edwards on December 1, 1951.

Surviving are her husband: Burl of Kenney; son: Richard Edwards and his wife Dawn of Divernon, IL; daughters: Laura Eble and her husband Mike of Oak Lawn, IL and Judy Buckles and her husband Ed of Decatur; nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren also survive.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, daughters: Carol and Theresa; son: Mike; sister: Judith; grandson: Jeffrey and granddaughter: Willow.