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Mary Koontz

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Mary Koontz
PEORIA - Mary Elizabeth (Gross) Koontz, 85, passed away at UnityPoint Methodist on August 30, 2018.
She was born on May 27, 1933, in Peoria, IL, to Carl and Eleonore (Decher) Gross.
On September 15, 1967, she married Delbert D. Koontz in Peoria, IL.
In addition to her husband Del, Mary is survived by her daughter Glenna (Marc) Rogers of Clinton, IL; son Decher (Jody) Kritzmire of Lexington, IL; step-son Steven Koontz of Bowling Green, KY; brother Carl Gross of Chillicothe, IL; grandson Evan (Kendra) Kritzmire; grandson Paul Kritzmire; granddaughter Anne Rogers; niece Caryn Knop; nephew Darrin (Ling) Gross; plus several great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister-in-law Jacqueline Gross.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A graveside service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to TAPS No-Kill Shelter in Pekin, IL, or The A.R.K. No-Kill Shelter in Lacon, IL.
Mary will be remembered as a compassionate, gentle person who loved dogs especially, and all animals. She loved her family and will be greatly missed by them.


Published in Peoria Journal Star from Sept. 7 to Sept. 9, 2018
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