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Mary Ellen Wonderlin, 78, of Hoopeston, Ill., passed away at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 9, 2017, at her home.
She was born March 28, 1939, the daughter of Earl and Bernice (Smith) Cox.
She married Thomas Wonderlin on April 28, 1961, in Bismarck, Ill. He preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 1991.
She is survived by her daughter, Laura (Kipling) Knox of Duvall, Wash.; her son, Scot (Karilyn) Wonderlin of Mahomet, Ill.; and her grandchildren, Haley, Al, Meg and Julia Knox and Nicole, Katelyn and Dana Wonderlin. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mary was a laboratory technician at the Hoopeston Hospital and then later at Lakeview Hospital in Danville, Ill. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Hoopeston. She also was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, PEO and was in the Chime Choir at Bismarck United Methodist Church.
A visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at Anderson Funeral Home, 427 E. Main St., Hoopeston. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 14, at First Presbyterian Church, 915 E. Orange St., Hoopeston, with Rev. Wade Meranda officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church 915 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL 60942, or to Hoopeston Public Library 110 N. 4th St. Hoopeston, IL 60942. Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Mary's eternal tribute page and to send condolences to the family. Anderson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Published on April 11, 2017
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