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Mary Louise Gay

May 4, 2019

MARY  LOUISE  GAY
   
   Mary Louise Gay, 89, of Quincy, died on Friday (May 3, 2019) at the Illinois Veterans Home. 

  She was born on April 16, 1930 in Quincy a daughter of Alfred and Florence Blaesing Lawrence.  She married Carson Gay on March 20, 1952 in Quincy.  He Survives.

  Mary attended St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. Mary enjoyed going to the family river camp and boating with her family.  She was a wonderful wife and mother who was devoted  to her family. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. She had operated a beauty shop in her home for several years

  Survivors include her husband, Carson; daughters, Tina Smith (Larry) of Quincy and Angela English (Mike) of Maywood, MO; a son Carson J. Gay of Quincy; grandchildren Adam Beston (Julie) of Menomonie, WI, Michelle Riker of Bowen, IL, Melinda Shoemaker of Parker, CO and Jennifer Bruns (Kyle) of St. Louis, MO; great grandchildren, Journey Beston and Elliot Bruns; two sisters, Margaret Huelsmeyer of Quincy and Charlotte Woodworth (Paul) of Ursa. Also surviving are several loving nieces and nephews.

  Mary was preceded in death by her parents; one brother Robert Lawrence (Evie); and one sister Rosella Wheeler (Charles); and a brother in law, Don Huelsmeyer.

  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday (May 8, 2019)  at 11:30 am in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

  Visitation will be held on Wednesday morning from 10:30 - 11:30 in the St. Francis Solanus Church.
The Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. 

   Memorial contributions may be made to the family to do something special for those devoted Illinois Veterans Home employees .

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