Mary L. Mingee, 84, a lifelong resident of Thomasboro, died on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, surrounded by her family at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, Urbana.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, July 12 at 11 am at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 100 S. Church St, Thomasboro. The visitation will be one hour prior to Mass at the church (10-11 am). Burial will immediately follow at St. Elizabeth's cemetery in Thomasboro.
Mary was born on August 3, 1936 in Urbana to George and Bernice (Kissel) Hammel. She married James Mingee on Nov. 3, 1956 at St. Elizabeth's in Thomasboro and they celebrated 64 years together.
She is survived by her husband, James; their 4 children, Barb Theodoro of WV, Lisa (Steve) Mulvey of Auburn, John (Brenda) of St. Joseph and Robert (Jennifer) of TX; 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, along with 2 sisters, Judy (Dick) Lieb and Agnes Maier, both of Thomasboro.
Mary was preceded in death by 1 grandson, Zachary and her brother, George.
Mary graduated from Rantoul High School, Class of 1954. She was a die-hard Cubs fan and she loved to tend her flowers and plants. Most of all, Mary enjoyed spending time with her family.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or a charity of the donor's choice.
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