Mary McConkey

MORTON - Mary E. McConkey, 74, of Morton died at 6:50 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Morton Terrace Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Morton.

She was born July 17, 1939, in Pekin to Louis and Eunice (Garlish) Ginther. She married Robert McConkey on May 20, 1958, in Pekin.

Surviving are her husband, Robert McConkey of Morton; one daughter, Robin McConkey of Morton; one niece; one nephew; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Louis Ginther Jr.

Mary graduated from Pekin High School in 1957.

She worked in bookkeeping from 1958 to 1961 at First National Bank in Pekin.

After leaving the bank, she devoted her life to being a homemaker.

Mary was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Morton, the Martha Society and Home Extension.

She also was a member of Morton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5921 Ladies Auxiliary and a former member of the Illinois Valley Antique Auto Club.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Morton with Pastor Jeff Anderson and Pastor Mark Anderson officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2013, at Ludwig Mortuary in Morton. Further visitation will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to TAPS, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, IL 61554.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ludwigmortuary. com.

Funeral Home

Ludwig Mortuary in Morton
220 E. Jackson St. Morton, IL 61550
(309) 263-7426

Published in Peoria Journal Star on July 21, 2013