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Mary Luella Standaert

January 22, 1930 ~ July 25, 2022 (age 92)


Mary Luella Standaert, 92, a long-time resident of Kewanee, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2022, at Hillcrest Home, Geneseo, where she had been a resident for the past few months. Golnick-Schueneman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements with a burial at Pleasant View Cemetery.

Mary Lou was born in Dover Township, Illinois to Claude and Ada (Stocking) McCall on January 22, 1930. Her parents died at an early age and she and two siblings lived at Children’s Covenant Home in Princeton for a few years. Following high school, Mary Lou married Edmond Standaert on December 27, 1947. She and Eddie built their home in Kewanee and lived in that house all of their married life until his passing in 2012, when she later moved to Courtyard Village.

Mary Lou is preceded in death by her parents; her husband and their son, Bruce; five sisters, Avis DiPietro, Arlene Morris, Ruth Kirsch, Josephine Anderson and Norma Jean McCall; and two brothers, Laurel McCall and Joseph McCall.

Mary Lou was a housewife and took pride in caring for her home, garden and lawn. She and Eddie enjoyed attending auctions and raising birds. She also enjoyed jigsaw puzzles. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kewanee.

There will be no funeral service. It was Mary Lou’s wish to have only a private graveside service. Pastor Randy Hroziencik will officiate. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Kewanee. Please leave an online condolence for Mary’s family at


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