Mary Ann Truebe

SPRINGFIELD - Mary Ann Truebe, 85, of Springfield and formerly of Raymond, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her family.

Mary Ann was born on April 11, 1927, in Pocahontas, IL, the daughter of the late Mathias R. and Florence O. Brown. She married Raymond C. Truebe on August 9, 1947, in Pocahontas, IL. He preceded her in death on June 20, 2008.

She is survived by a son, Mark (Merilee) of Springfield, OR; two daughters, Ramona (David) Marten of Santa Barbara, CA, and Jennifer (Bob) Staley of Springfield, IL; a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Truebe Riney of Quincy, IL; nine grandchildren; six great-grand-children; a twin brother, Marion Brown, of Pocahontas, IL; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Rex, in 1986, and brothers, Stanford and George Brown.

Mary Ann attended Pocahontas High School and Greenville College. In their earlier years, she and Raymond co-owned an A & W Root Beer business in Greenville.

She was a piano teacher for nearly 70 years and played several musical instruments, placing in state and national levels. She was of very strong faith and played the organ and piano in her church since the age of 12. She was a long-time member of the Raymond United Methodist Church (Community of Faith) and was very active in the community. In their mid-70's the Truebes answered a missionary call to help build a log church in Alaska, recruiting friends and relatives to join them.

Mary Ann loved to bake and had several artistic talents, among them painting and making quilts for all her family to enjoy. She loved spending time with her family and friends, especially attending events of her children and grandchildren.

Mary Ann and Raymond loved to travel with their family, visiting 47 of the 50 states. In their retirement years, they wintered at Fun N Sun RV Park in Texas for 19 years, along with relatives and friends.

She and Mr. Truebe delivered Meals on Wheels in the Raymond area for many years and were also members of the Calico Twirlers Square Dance Club.

Funeral services will be held at A Community of Faith Church at 101 W. Bell St. in Raymond on November 30, 2012, at 11:00 AM. Family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 PM on November 29, 2012, at the church.

Memorials may be given to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Mary Ann's name. Hough Funeral Home in Raymond is in charge of arrangements.