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Mary Genean (Eckman) Stoddard

November 26, 1929 ~ June 25, 2021 (age 91)

Obituary

Mary Genean (Eckman) Stoddard, 91, of Shelbyville, IL, formerly of Joliet, IL, passed away at 9:18 p.m. on Friday, June 25, 2021 in Hickory Estates Memory Care in Pana, IL.

Mary was born in Gillespie, the daughter of Baltzer and Lillie (Rhoads) Eckman.  She worked as a secretary for the State of Illinois before retiring in 1998 and was a member of the Channahon United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her children:  Brenda (Wayne) Gear, Danny (Nancy) Stoddard and David (Adrian) Stoddard; granddaughters:  Laura (Rich) Mansell, Rachel (Phil) Hensley, Samantha Frigo and Elizabeth Gear; grandsons:  Ryan (Jen Hart) Stoddard, David (Vlora) Stoddard, Adam (Heather) Gear, Nick Frigo and Ethan Gear; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Vernon Stoddard; son, James Stoddard; siblings:  Mildred Scopel, Nellie Schwanke, Verda Brunetto, Buel Eckman and Leora Bada.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, 1500 Black Road, Joliet, IL.  Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park, 23030 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, IL.  Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Memorials may be made in Mary’s name to Lightways Hospice (Joliet Area Community Hospice) or to the family.  Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag and Lockart-Green Funeral Homes are assisting the family.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
July 6, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home
1500 Black Road
Joliet, IL 60435

Funeral Service
Tuesday
July 6, 2021

12:00 PM
Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home
1500 Black Road
Joliet, IL 60435

Interment following funeral service
Tuesday
July 6, 2021

Woodlawn Memorial Park
23060 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60431

Donations

Lightways Hospice
250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet IL 60431
Web: http://lightways.org

To the Family

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