Mary B. Anderlik of Barrington Mary B. Anderlik,96, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Lexington Health Care Facility in Lake Zurich, following a brief illness. She was born at home on the farm on March 14, 1915, in Parnell, Iowa, the oldest daughter of Arthur Dermody and Mary Jane Duffy. She graduated from Parnell Public Schools taught by the Sisters of Humility and entered into nurses training at Mercy Hospital and acquired her registered nurse degree in 1936. She married the love of her life, Ralph Anderlik, on Oct. 2, 1939, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Iowa City, Iowa. They later moved to Barrington in 1944, where her husband was employed at the Jewel Tea Company. Mary tenderly practiced nursing at Sherman Hospital and went on to private duty care. She was a strong and loving person and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mary dedicated her life to caring for the sick to find comfort and peace through her unyielding compassion and service as a registered nurse. Her Irish background influenced the way she lived and raised her family. She was an active member of St. Anne's Church since 1944, St. Anne's Women's Club, Young at Heart and the Barrington Historical Society. She is survived by her four sons, Jim (Dini) of Johnston, Iowa, Ed (Kathy) of Crystal Lake, Ill., Tom of Buffalo Grove, Ill. and John (Karen) of Richardson, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clement Dermody of Parnell and Arthur Jr. (Marietta) Dermody of Williamsburg, Iowa; and a sister, Bernice Skarbek, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents, Art and Mayme Duffy Dermody; her loving husband, Ralph; her daughter, Mary Lou; a sister, Margaret Eichorst; a sister-in-law, Blanche Dermody; and brothers-in-law, Richard Eichorst and Herbert Skarbek. The visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 149 W. Main St. (Lake-Cook Road), Barrington. A funeral Mass celebrating her life will be held Thursday, June 9, at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 120 N. Ela St., Barrington, with visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10 a.m. A private family burial will be held at the family plot in Iowa City, on Friday, June 10, at noon. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Anne's Women's Club or a charity of your choice in her name. Visit www.davenportfamily.com
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