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Mary Canter

December 22, 1938 — September 21, 2020

Mary Canter, 81, of Marion, passed away on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 10:48 am at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.

Mary was born December 22, 1938 in Ramsey, Illinois the daughter of Thomas and Eva (McElhaney) Dodson.  She married Donald R. Canter on December 27, 1985 in Wheaton and he preceded her in death on May 27, 2009.

Mary was a hairdresser for over 54 years and enjoyed spending time with her clients.  She attended Creal Springs Pentecostal Church.  She raised eight of her brothers and sisters, two children and two grandchildren, caring for people her entire life. Mary loved her family; her grandchildren and great grandchildren and spending time with them.  She loved her cats.

Survivors include her;

Son – Edward (Janine) Ladonsky of Elburn, Illinois

Daughter – Carol Mocaby (Mark Schaede) of Marion

Seven Grandchildren;

Brittney (Brandon) Crider

Jaelyn Mocaby

Edward Ladonsky, Jr.

Kaedan Bratcher

Victoria (Victor) Novarro

Jennifer (Adam) Valedez

Brandon Zavala

Five great grandchildren:  Waylon, Wesly, Summer, Leo and Julian

Three sisters;

Georgia Cheze of Oklahoma

Carol (Bill) Dutton of Alabama

Rose (Charles) Dutton of Georgia

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives

Proceeded by her Parents, Husband and Three brothers; Six sisters

Graveside services will be Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 2:30 pm at Denning Cemetery in West Frankfort with Rev. Dennis Smith officiating.  Friends are asked to meet directly at the cemetery the day of the service.  Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.

For those who prefer memorials may be made to the Creal Springs Pentecostal Church.  Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois  62959 or at Denning Cemetery the day of the service.

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Saturday, September 26, 2020

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