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Mae B. Mahnesmith

May 19, 1917 September 29, 2019
Mae B. Mahnesmith
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Obituary for Mae B. Mahnesmith

Mae B. Mahnesmith, 102, of Kewanee, died Sunday, September 29, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. Mae was born Pearl Mae Bunker on May 19, 1917 in Oglesby, Illinois, the daughter of Frank and Effie (Argubright) Bunker. Mae attended Oglesby grade schools and graduated from LaSalle-Peru High School with the class of 1935.
After graduation, Mae worked at Westclox in Peru. She moved to Kewanee in 1942 and worked in the office at Boss. She started an accounting and tax preparation business in 1947, fully retiring in 2012. She earned her certification to practice before the IRS. Mae was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kewanee, serving as an elder, a clerk of the session, and auditor for the annual pledge. She was also a member of the Pilot Club of Kewanee and the Independent Accountants Association in the Peoria area. In her younger years, she enjoyed hiking, playing in the woods with her friends along the Vermillion and Illinois Rivers, and roller skating. When she was older, she loved going for rides in the car, eating out, and visiting with friends, relatives, and customers. She was a loving and caring person, and friends and family were very important to her.
Mae is survived by her son, Roy L. (Linda) Mahnesmith, Princeton; granddaughters, Sabrina Hostetler and Shannon (Jason) Schwarz, both of Kewanee; great grandchildren, Nikki, Brandon and Morgan Golden; Alex Forbes; and Dallas, Brianna, Alexia, and Tristan Schwarz, one soon to arrive great-great grandson, Samuel; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, James (Frip), and his wife, June, William (bugger Bill) and his wife, Audrey, and her daughter, Sue Ann Hostetler.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church in Kewanee. Reverend Charles Cunningham and Reverend Doctor James Breed will officiate. Visitation will be at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Cremation rites have been accorded. In lieu of flowers, plant a tree in Mae’s memory or leave a memorial in her name to Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society, First Presbyterian Church, or a charity of your choice. Schueneman-Tumbleson is assisting the family with arrangements. Please leave an online condolence for Mae’s family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.


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9:00 AM 10/19/2019 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/19/2019 11:00:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church

307 S Tremont
Kewanee, IL 61443

First Presbyterian Church
307 S Tremont Kewanee 61443 IL
United States

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Saturday

19

Oct

11:00 AM 10/19/2019 11:00:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church

307 S Tremont
Kewanee, IL 61443

First Presbyterian Church
307 S Tremont Kewanee 61443 IL
United States

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Kewanee, IL

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Chicago, IL 60601
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