Mary Gass(1926 - 2013)

Mary Gass

Mary Anna Gass, nee Reznack, 86, of O'Fallon, Ill., formerly of Swansea, Ill., born Nov. 23, 1926, in Serna Leskov, Czechoslovakia, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Cedar Ridge Healthcare Center, Lebanon, Ill.

Mrs. Gass was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill. She was an avid bridge player.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Robert L. Gass, whom she married on Aug. 18, 1951, and who died Feb. 4, 2000; her parents, Vance M. and Mary, nee Dudek, Reznack; two brothers, Victor Reznack and Louis Reznack; a brother-in-law, Charles Barth; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Reznack and Ann Reznack.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Judith E. and David Kennedy of O'Fallon, Ill.; her granddaughter, Lisa (Chris) Lanzante of Smithton, Ill.; her great-grandson, Jackson Luke Lanzante; a sister, Hedy Barth of Granite City, Ill.; and a brother, Andrew Reznack of Whittier, Calif.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, or in the form of Mass offerings. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill., and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill. Burial will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Ill.


Published in Belleville News-Democrat from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25, 2013