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Mary P. Medley
November 28, 1923 ~ September 11, 2023 (age 99) 99 Years Old
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Mary Pauline Medley, 99, died Monday, September 11, 2023, surrounded by family at her home. Mary was born November 28, 1923, in Stark County, Illinois, the daughter of Thomas E. and Emma E. (DeBusery) Riggen. She married Merle G. Medley on July 22, 1945, in Kewanee. He preceded her in death on April 29, 1992.
Surviving are three daughters: Kendra (Rick) McIntosh of Mill Spring, North Carolina, Randi (Nick) Humphrey, Leanne (Jason) Crabtree, and a son, Martin (Annette) Medley, all of Kewanee. Also 11 grandchildren: Kimberly (Jim) Seabrook, Oklahoma City, OK; Amy Natt, Whispering Pines, NC; Amber (David) Pratt, Neponset, IL; Autumn (John) Summy, Kewanee, IL; Aaron (Sarah) Crabtree, Warsaw, IN; Brian (Renee) Crabtree, Kewanee; Tara (Andy) Rash, Kewanee; Tyler (Annie) Crabtree, Kewanee; Justin (Hunter) Crabtree, Kewanee; Page (Josh) Kendall, Kewanee; and Becca Medley, Cedar Rapids, IA. Also, 24 great-grandchildren: Ethan Quagliano, Garrett Pugh, Griffin, and Gavin Natt; Allen, Elena, and Arthur Pratt; Maryann and James Seabrook; Wrigley, Theo, Josie, and Samantha Crabtree; Remington and Bexley Crabtree; Averey, Castin, and Vivienne Rash; Nora and Blake Crabtree; Jay and Nixon Crabtree; Evie and Felix Kendall. Also surviving is one sister, Patricia Nyert of Kewanee, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, six brothers, a son-in-law, Phil Bryner, and one granddaughter in infancy, Sarah Brunk.
Mary graduated from Kewanee High School in 1941 and worked at the Walworth Co. office for several years before her marriage. She later volunteered at several local agencies, including Oakwood Health Care and Abilities Plus Resale Shop. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and bible studies. She greatly enjoyed her family and many long-time friends in Kewanee and Lakeland, FL, where she spent almost 20 winters. She enjoyed walking, playing cards, traveling, camping, and shuffle boarding with her friends and family.
Mary passed away peacefully in the home she lived for 43 years, surrounded by three generations of her loving family. It was the home built by her beloved husband, Merle, whom she looked forward to rejoining in Heaven for over thirty years.
The family would like to thank the staff at Compassus, especially Christine, and her in-home health care providers, especially Jen, for their loving care these last few years.
Arrangements are with Golnick-Schueneman Funeral Home in Kewanee. Services will be on Saturday, September 16, at the First Baptist Church, Kewanee. Visitation at 10:00 am and a service at 11:00 am, officiated by Aaron Crabtree. Graveside service will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Memorials can be directed to the First Baptist Church. Please leave an online condolence for Mary’s family at www.golnickschuenemanfh.com.