Mary Alexander

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EL PASO - Mary Margaret Underwood Alexander, 73, formerly of El Paso and Eureka, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at Morton Terrace Nursing Home in Morton, Ill.

Mary was born in Depew, Okla., to Everett Oca and Laura Marie (Hammond) Underwood on June 17, 1939. She married Dale L. Alexander on June 20, 1958, in Ozawkie, Kan.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Priscilla Nunamaker and Allene Meadows; and brother, Lloyd Underwood.

She is survived by a sister, Kathleen (Bill) Sample of Tulsa, Okla.; children, Dalene (Ron) Kuebler of Seymour, Ill., Edie (Ken) Jackson of Eureka, Ill., Ed Alexander of Bloomington, Ill., and Jim (Bridgette) Alexander of Lexington, Ill.; grandchildren, Josh (Leslie Mason) Kuebler of Bartlett, Tenn., Jacob Kuebler of Urbana, Ill., Jerrica (Alvin) Hightower of Fayetteville, N.C., Justin (Faustin) Jackson and Ryan Jackson of Eureka, Ill., Steely and Jayda Alexander of Bloomington, Ill., and Alexis Alexander of Lexington, Ill.; and great-grandchildren, Keyanna and Brandin Hightower.

A cherished memory will be of Mom/Grandma singing her favorite hymn, "How Great Thou Art," with great gusto. Family will gather for a graveside service Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in Eureka, Ill. Schmidt-Haller Burial and Cremation Services is in care of the arrangements.

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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Aug. 22, 2012
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