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Mary "Ann" McMaster
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Obituary for Mary "Ann" McMaster

Mary A. “Ann” McMaster, 94, of Galesburg, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018, 4:30 AM, at Rosewood Care Center, Galesburg.

Ann was born on December 10, 1923, in Assumption, Illinois. She was the daughter of Wendell and Evelyn (Hill) Hoover. Ann met James H. McMaster and they became engaged during his military service in World War II, where he became a POW in Germany. They married on June 2, 1945 in Burlington, Iowa and celebrated 50 years of marriage before his passing on November 2, 1995.

Ann is survived by three daughters, Sue (Tom) Ervin of LeClaire, IA, Betsy (Larry) Kisler of Abingdon, and Jeanie (Jerry) Edney of Olathe, KS; a brother, J.D. “John” Hoover of Galesburg; sister-in-law, Stella Trench of South Bend, IN; 9 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, Ann was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Jean Aschoff; and granddaughter, K.C. Griesenbeck. 

Ann was a 1941 graduate of Monmouth High School. She worked in the office of Admiral Manufacturing which later became Whirlpool, where she retired in 1983. Ann loved dining out with family and friends. She was a member of TOPS Club, where she held the office of treasurer. She was of Catholic faith and attended Corpus Christi and Immaculate Heart of Mary Churches here in Galesburg. She enjoyed quilting, bowling, dancing, crossword puzzles, dominos, bingo and most of all, she enjoyed her family.

Visitation for Ann will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018, from 11 am - 12:30 pm, at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg. The Rosary will be prayed at 12:30 pm. Funeral Service will follow at 1 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg. Arrangements have been entrusted with Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg. Memorials in Ann’s honor may be donated to the American Stroke Association.


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Visitation

Friday

23

Feb

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory

1849 North Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

Service

Friday

23

Feb

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory

1849 North Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

Rosary will be prayed

Service

Friday

23

Feb

1:00 PM
Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory

1849 North Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

Cemetery Details

Location

East Linwood Cemetery

W. Main St.
Galesburg, Illinoi 61401


Memorial Contribution

American Stroke Association

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