In Memory Of
Mary McNamara - Peoria, IL

Mary Anna Hutson Finney McNamara, 101, passed away on Jan. 26, 2019, in Peoria, Illinois.

Mary Anna was born on May 24, 1917, in Eureka, Illinois, to Nathaniel W. Hutson and Nola Pendell Hutson. In 1936, she married John Earl Finney, Sr., who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by daughter Nola Strickler and son John “Jay” Earl Finney, Jr. She was married to Cyril J. “Mac” McNamara, who he preceded her in death.

Mary Anna is survived by daughter-in-law Mary Lou Finney, grandchildren John (Kristi) Finney, Sheryl Hovey, Rob (Rita) Strickler, Cindy Martin, Karen (Marcos) Gilmore, Debby (Kyle) Pirtle, Rick (Jeannine) Strickler, Angy Strickler, and 24 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

She enjoyed remodeling houses. Her sewing accomplishments included making bears. Mary was employed as a licensed practical nurse for many years. In May 1994 during Women’s History Month, she received a Certificate of Lifetime Achievement from the Illinois Department on Aging for her accomplishments. She was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church.

Following cremation, a visitation begins at 3:00 p.m., and her memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on March 30, 2019, at Faith Missionary Church, 1825 S Airport Road, Peoria, IL.

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