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Mary E. (Shrader) Rabe

June 28, 1928 ~ June 27, 2016 (age 87)

   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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