Mary Metz

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GERMANTOWN HILLS - Mary Vivian Marie (Quin) Metz, 85, of Germantown Hills, Ill., passed away at 7:55 a.m. Sunday, May 11, 2014, at her son's residence in Germantown Hills.

She was born June 23, 1928, in Trivoli, Ill., the daughter of Floyd and Lucile (McDonnell) Quin. She married Michael Charles Metz on July 29, 1950, at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria, Ill. He survives her.

Vivian is also lovingly survived by her four children, Margie (Steve) O'Connor of Crete, Ill., Donna (Ron) Smith of Metamora, Michele (Bob) Prunty of East Peoria and Bob (Pam) Metz of Germantown Hills; 12 grandchildren, Sean (Fran) O'Connor, Jeremiah Smith, Renee Prunty, Shannon (Josh) Reading, Tiffany Prunty, Sabrina (Wally) Good, Jon (Chrissy) Metz, Heather (Nate) Lambert, Jennifer (Chris) Gurrie, Patrick (Emilie) O'Connor, Tyler Prunty and Olivia Prunty; and 20 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Robert (Maurine) Quin and Ronald Quin, both of Florida; two sisters, Sister Margie Quin of St. Louis, Mo., and Karen (Gordy) Foote of North Carolina; as well as many others who considered her grandma.

One brother, Kenneth Quin, preceded her in death.

Vivian graduated from Academy of Our Lady in Peoria in 1947 and enjoyed working at Lester's Tasty Donuts as a young adult.

She loved horses and rode them from the time she was a young child, including trick riding. She spent lots of time camping and fishing with Mike. The trips often included other friends or family. Since 1985, she spent several weeks or months out of each year with Mike in Florida, most at Fairview Village in Winter Haven, Fla.

She was a member of St. Mary of Lourdes Catholic Church in Germantown Hills.

Most of all, Vivian loved being around family and friends. Her dedication and service in this life was always to her family

A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at St. Mary of Lourdes Catholic Church, with Father Neri Greskoviak officiating. Recitation of the rosary will be at 4:30 p.m. today, with visitation to follow from 5 to 7 p.m., at Mason Funeral Home Germantown Hills Chapel. Burial will be in St. Mary of Lourdes Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Foundation.

Online condolences at

Funeral Home
Mason Funeral Home
375 Old Germantown Rd Germantown Hills, IL 61548
(309) 383-4100
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Published in Peoria Journal Star from May 12 to May 13, 2014
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