Despina Mary Pappas

Despina Mary Pappas, 98, of 2130 Harrison, Quincy, died at 7:02 p.m. Friday (March 7, 2014) in Blessing Hospital.

Mary was born May 1, 1915, in Chios, Greece, a daughter of Lazarus and Maria Takos Hidir. She married Louie Pappas on Sept. 3, 1938, in Warren, Ohio. He died on Aug. 5, 1973.

She was a member of St. John's Anglican Parish, where she was a very active volunteer. She also had been a volunteer for many years as a Gray Lady at Blessing Hospital.

Her husband, Louie, had owned and operated Louie's Lunch Room.

Survivors include a son, Lee (Denise) Pappas of Quincy; two daughters, Rosemary (Peter) Petroll of Wauwatosa, Wis., and Diana Pappas of Kankakee; and four grandchildren, Paul (Margo) Petroll of Sobieski, Wis., Andrew Petroll of Milwaukee, Wis., Lee (Shante) Pappas of Morgan Hill, Calif., and Andrea Ausmus of Redondo Beach, Calif. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

SERVICES: 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Wee Kirk Chapel at the Good Samaritan Home, with the Rev. Patrick Smith conducting. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park.

VISITATION: 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Good Samaritan Home.

MEMORIALS: Lee Pappas Quincy Senior High School Scholarship Fund or St. John's Anglican Parish.

ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.


Funeral Home

Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
1535 State Street Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-4907

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Mar. 10 to Mar. 12, 2014