Mary Jane Mowbray

PEORIA - Mary Jane Mowbray, 68, of Peoria passed away on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Jane was born on Feb. 12, 1945, in Peoria, Ill., to Charles and Dorothy Puffer. She grew up in Bradford, Ill., where she met her future husband, Steve, in the seventh grade at St. John's School. They married on June 11, 1966, in Bradford. Jane and Steve enjoyed 47 wonderful years of marriage together.

Jane is survived by Steve and their four children, Todd (Sherri) Mowbray of Washington, Ill., Scott (Karina) Mowbray of Champaign, Ill., Kristen (Jon) Mowbray Hawk of Champaign, Ill., and Michelle (Matt) Reed of Springfield, Ill. She has six grandchildren who adored her immensely, Tyler and Kayla Mowbray, Madeline and Meredith Reed and Kennedy and Kendall Mowbray.

Jane had a very special way about her and touched many lives. She volunteered on the St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run and was always willing to help her friends and family. Jane received the City of Washington "Good Neighbor" Award, for which she was nominated by those friends who loved her dearly.

Jane's passion in life was her family. She considered her family to be her greatest accomplishment. Grandma Jane always said, "You can hold a child's hand for a while, but their hearts forever."

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria. A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Peoria. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery in Bradford.

Memorials may be made in Jane's honor to the .

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Davison-Fulton-Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home
2408 West Willow Knolls Drive Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 691-3456

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Sept. 3, 2013