Mary Lindquist (Nov. 2, 1936 - Feb. 16, 2012) Mary Ann (Poplett) Lindquist, 75, of Chatsworth, Ill., died at 4:25 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at Heartland Health Care Center in Paxton, Ill., following several years of illness. Her memorial service will be at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home, Piper City, Ill., with Brad Bryant officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home. A luncheon at Piper City Community Building will follow the memorial service. Inurnment will be in Chatsworth-Charlotte Cemetery at a later date.
Mary was born on Nov. 2, 1936, in Galesburg, Ill., to Elmer Dale and Anna E. (Dawson) Poplett. Her childhood was spent in rural Knox County near Dahinda, Ill. She married Marion Lindquist on Jan. 26, 1958. In addition to Marion, survivors include two sons -- Dale Lindquist of Des Moines, Iowa, and David (Dawn) Lindquist of Indianapolis, Ind.; one brother -- Tom (Clarice) Poplett of Grand Junction, Colo.; two sisters -- Sally (Lloyd) Tripp of Nauvoo, Ill., and Beverly (Charles) Farley of Savannah, Ga.; five grandchildren -- Eric Lindquist of Kansas City, Mo., Valerie (Patrick) Lunasol of Des Moines and Anthony Mentz, Michael Mentz and Ian Lindquist of Indianapolis; nieces Patty (Irvin) Wilken of Chatsworth, Joyce (John) Pool of Thawville, Ill., and many other treasured loved ones. Mary was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Stephen Douglas Lindquist.
Mary taught at Chatsworth Elementary School from 1978 to 1994. She earned an associate's degree from Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa, a bachelor's degree from Illinois State University in Normal, Ill., and a master's degree from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill. In retirement, Mary and Marion spent winters in Harlingen, Texas, where Mary enjoyed exploring her artistic talents including quilt-making and painting. Mary was a member of Community of Christ Church in Bloomington, Ill. She played piano to accompany services for many years. She was active in Home Extension in Chatsworth and Killer Bees Quilting in Texas.
Arrangements by Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home in Piper City, Ill. Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity, 121 Habitat St., Americus, Ga., 31709-3498, or World Hunger, 1001 W. Walnut St., Independence, Mo., 64050. Please sign the guest book at www.redeniusfuneralhomes.com
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