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Mary June Kochell, 98, passed away at 7 p.m. January 10, 2018, at Kewanee Care Home in Kewanee, Ill.
She was born in Danville, Ill., on September 23, 1919, to Isaac and Millie (Morrow) Powell. They precede her in death.
Mary also was preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond S. Hallett; her second husband, Richard Wayne Kochell; five brothers' four sisters; a son, Jerry Wayne Hallett; and a grandson, William W. Hallett.
She is survived by two sons, Raymond (Linda) Hallett and Larry E. Hallett; a daughter, Mary Elaine (William) Darding; 11 grandchildren; and many great- and great-great-grandchildren.
Mary loved to garden and sew. She made many quilts to keep her family warm. She could just look at a dress, make her own pattern and sew it up. She attended South Side Church of the Nazarene in Tilton for many years and First United Pentecostal Church in Kewanee, Ill. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday January 15, in Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Officiating will be Rev. William Darding. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Danville. Visitation will be 9-10 a.m. Monday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to First United Pentecostal Church in Kewanee, Ill. Please join Mary's family in sharing memories, photos, and videos on her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com
Published on January 12, 2018
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