July 17, 1942 - November 26, 2021
Mary L. (Hohulin) Haynes, 79, of Peoria, died at 11:45 PM Friday, November 26, 2021, at her home. She was surrounded by her family as she went into the loving arms of Jesus. She was born July 17, 1942, in Peoria Heights at the home of John Sinn, a daughter of Silas and Lydia (Steiner) Hohulin. The Lord was first in her life; then her family; then her friends. She was a longtime member of Grace Presbyterian Church but recently enjoyed attending services with her family at Great Oaks Community Church. Mary was a devoted mother, and the best grandmother. She is survived by one son Eric (Theresa) Haynes of Germantown Hills and one daughter, Kris Hohulin of Bend Oregon; two grandchildren, Calvin Haynes and Alex (Mercedes) Haynes and one great granddaughter Hope, as well as many nieces and nephews. Also surviving is her sister Edith Knobloch; brothers, Ben (Lynette) Hohulin and Melvin Hohulin; and her sisters-in-law Marie Hohulin and Marty Kupfer. She was preceded in death by her three brothers Martin, Al, and Vern; one sister, Ruth Huthmann; brothers-in-law, George Huthmann and Silas Knobloch; and dear sisters-in-law Mary Kay (Schupp)Hohulin and Shirley (Leman) Hohulin. Mary loved spending time with her family and friends, playing bridge, a bad game of golf, attending the Peoria Symphony, and writing poetry. She also loved teaching Sunday school and speaking on topics in the Clerk’s profession. She enjoyed watching Bradley Braves basketball, Cubs baseball and her grandsons’ sporting events. Mary was the first female elected Peoria City Clerk/Town Clerk. She was grateful to the citizens of Peoria for the privilege of having the best job in the world from 1985-2012. One of her most satisfying roles was to chair the “Rediscovering City Hall” project, bringing City Hall back to its former glory. The family will receive friends from 4-7 PM, Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at Gary Deiters Funeral Home & Cremation Services in East Peoria. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM, Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Great Oaks Community Church in Germantown Hills, with an additional hour of visitation prior to the service at church. Pastor Chris Genders will officiate. Private inurnment will be at the footstep of her mother at Springdale Cemetery in Peoria. Memorials may be made to Youth for Christ (YFC). Online condolences may be left at www.GaryDeitersFH.com.
Mary L. (Hohulin) Haynes, 79, of Peoria, died at 11:45 PM Friday, November 26, 2021, at her home. She was surrounded by her family as she went into the loving arms of Jesus. She was born July 17, 1942, in Peoria Heights at the home of John Sinn,... View Obituary & Service Information
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