Mary E. (Shrader) Rabe

Born: Thu., Jun. 28, 1928
Died: Mon., Jun. 27, 2016


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Jul. 01, 2016
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jul. 01, 2016
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Mary E. Rabe, 87, of Quincy, died at 3:10 p.m. Monday (June 27, 2016) in Good Samaritan Home.

   Born June 28, 1928 in Adams County, Illinois, Mary was the daughter of Charles and Frances Mason Shrader. She married Gerald W. "Jerry" Rabe on June 28, 1952 in Quincy.  He survives.  

   Mary loved camping and traveling. She and Jerry cruised to Alaska, visited the Bahamas, and drove throughout all of the United States and into Canada.  For 26 years, they enjoyed spending the winter months in Florida and Texas. Mary was an avid fisherman who enjoyed getting out on the water in her boat. She also enjoyed playing cards and dominos with family and friends.

   Mary was employed at the International Shoe Company for many years until their closing and later worked at K-Mart in the Lay Away Department until her retirement in 1980.

   Survivors include her husband, Jerry; a son, Bruce Rabe (Jean) of Tolono, IL; a brother, Harold Shrader (Marilyn) of Quincy; and many loving nieces and nephews.  

   Mary was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Dorothy Snodgrass and Esther McMullen; and two brothers, Don Shrader and Phillip Shrader.  

   Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park.

   Visitation will be Friday morning from 10:00 until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

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Donna Fallert
   Posted Wed June 29, 2016
We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Mary. Please know we are keeping all you in our prayers. Wish we could come for Aunt Mary's service, but it is not possible. I have such fond memories when I was a child visiting all of my aunts and uncles in Quincy when we lived in Cincinnati, Ohio. Now Aunt Mary is with my mom, Esther McMullen, and Aunt Dorothy in Heaven. May God bless you all with peace during this time of sorrow.

Donna and Bill Fallert
Denver, CO

Paul Harbourn
   Posted Wed June 29, 2016
I am deeply saddened by the news of Mrs. Rabe's death. She and Mr. Rabe are such genuinely nice people.When I worked at American Savings Bank, it was always a pleasure to assist you and visit with both of you. May God bless you and surround you with love during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Richard & Fern Heitholt
   Posted Wed June 29, 2016
Dear Gerald and family,
We are so sorry to learn that your dear wife, Mary, has passed away. We enjoyed the times we would meet with you at the mall. She was a pleasant lady with a welcoming smile. Also, Jerry, visiting with you meant a lot because you are a first cousin of my late mother. God Bless you as you carry on Mary's memory.

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