PEORIA - Mary Kay Hohulin, 72, of Peoria passed away at 8:50 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014, while wintering out west.
Mary Kay was born Feb. 11, 1942, in Galion, Ohio, to Robert and Margaret (Trauct) Schupp. She married Benjamin L. Hohulin on June 9, 1962, in Peoria. He survives.
She also is survived by her sons, Timothy J. (Amy) Hohulin of Glen Ellyn, Ill., and Todd B. (Leslie) Hohulin of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; her grandchildren, Emma and Ellie Hohulin of Glen Ellyn and Kasie, Tyler and Abbey Ashton of Lawrenceburg; her brother, Tom (Patti) Schupp of Mapleton, Ill.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Tracy; and her brother, James Schupp.
Mary Kay graduated from Richwoods Community High School in 1960. She began her business career at Hytex Brick Company in their sales office.
She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Peoria Heights. She enjoyed working with her husband on their annual Easter Seals charity events.
Mary Kay was a loving wife, devoted mother and grandmother and a great friend to many. She participated and supported her family's love of golf throughout her life. She was proud of the fact that she preceded Ben in making a "hole-in-one!" She was an avid bridge player and reader. She enjoyed making and sharing her varied candy creations during the holidays. Extensive traveling in their motor home provided her with numerous and lasting memories.
A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Father Thomas Taylor will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2014, at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. An additional visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the Mass at the church. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, Mary Kay's wishes were to be memorialized by contributions to Anima Young Singers of Chicago, 799 Roosevelt Road, Building 6 Suite 100, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 (where Emma and Ellie sang and brought pride and great joy to Mary Kay and others for many years); or St. Thomas Catholic Church.
Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon. com.