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Mary L. RaymerMay 14, 1932 ~ April 16, 2017 (age 84)
Mary L. Raymer was born in Crawford County, Iowa on May 14, 1932 to Harry and Olga (Olson) Sharp and passed on April 16, 2017 at 7:06 p.m. Her Mother preceded her in death in 1963 and her Father in 1973. On September 20, 1953 Mary married Myron H. Raymer in Oceanside, CA. He preceded her in death on June 27, 2011. To their union was born three sons, Dirk (Shelly), of Normal, IL, Scott of Schaumburg, IL and Alex of Elgin, IL. To mourn her passing are sons and seven grandchildren : Josh Raymer, Clinton, IL, Chris (Sarah) Raymer of Temecula, CA, Michelle Raymer, Chicago, IL, Courtney Raymer and Rachel Raymer of Schaumburg and Jake Raymer and Jessica Raymer of Elgin, IL. Mary leaves four great- grandchildren: Zack and Kiley of Clinton, and Tyler and Maddie of Temecula, CA. Also, she is survived by one sister, Alma (Jerry) Ganatos of Murrieta, CA , one brother Jesse (Sue) Sharp of Havasu City, Nevada And many nieces and nephews from both her side as well as Myron’s side of the family.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband Myron, one daughter-in-law Jackie Raymer, two brothersVernon Sharp and Vinton Sharp, three sisters Beulah Mulligan, Irene Cole and Betty Larson, six brothers-in-law Ben Mulligan, Whitey Cole, Floyd Wade, Robert Larson,Ross Raymer and Lowell Raymer, five sisters-in-lawRosemary Sharp, Irene Sharp, Marianne Sharp, Virgie Raymer and Edith Raymer.
Mary graduated from Ute High School in 1950, after which she worked in the office of Rath Packing Co., in Waterloo, Iowa. She then went to Sioux City, Iowa to work at Weatherwax, Inc., a men’s clothing store, in accounts receivable. Mary left there to go to California to marry Myron, who was there in the Marines. They moved to Macomb in 1968. Mary then worked in the City Clerk’s office of the City of Macomb. Mary worked for the City of Macomb for twenty-six years retiring in December 1994. Since her retirement she has been an active member of theFirst Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Macomb, where she served as an elder, deacon, financial secretary, and on several committees as well as officers of her Disciples Women group. She was a member of the Auxiliary to McDonough District Hospital where she served as president and 1st Vice-president, as well as serving on committees and volunteering in the gift shop. She was a member of the B.P.O. Deer and held the offices of secretary and treasurer. While her sons were in school Mary was a member of the Bomber Booster club and helped with raising funds for bleachers at Macomb High’s football field.
Favorite past-times for Mary were reading and playing games on the computer. Mary also read her Bible and kept a daily journal. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved spending time with them. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the First Christian Church in Macomb with Reverends Kelly Ingersoll and Wally Holt officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m Friday April 21, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.
Memorials may be made to MDH Hospice.