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Frances 'Jean' Clary

Frances O. "Jean" Clary, 86, formerly of Stanford and Bloomington, passed away at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday (March 6, 2018) at Heritage Health, Normal.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington. Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Cemetery, Galesburg.

Memorials may be directed to Heritage Health, Normal, to be used for the Legacy Unit, or the charity of the donor's choice.

Jean was born June 27, 1931, in Galesburg, the daughter of Ernest R. and Mary Vitali Oakes. She married Aldis B. "Salty" Clary on May 9, 1950, in Galesburg. He preceded her in death Oct. 15, 1997.

She is survived by four daughters, Jane C. Hutchins, Normal; Margie (Dennis) Clary-Balonis, Bloomington; Mary Kay (Max) Crawford, Creston, Iowa; and Laura Clary, Bloomington; two sons, Jim (Kala) Clary, Overland Park, Kan., and Andrew (Ruston Alsbrooks) Clary, Houston, Texas; six grandchildren, Shannan (Tim) Somers, Nikki (Jason) Shallenberger, Sonja Hutchins, Phillip Hutchins, Lana Clary and Thomas Ryan Clary; six great-grandsons, Kade, Owen and Quin Somers, and Grant, Jack and Max Shallenberger; three siblings, Ernie (Vickie) Oakes, Hinesburg, Vt.; Holly Gregory, Cocoa Beach, Fla.; and Clara (Tom) Nold, Shelburne, Vt.

She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Wayne Clary, and sister and brother-in-law, Katie and Monte Jones.

Jean was a secretary and bookkeeper at Stanford Fertilizer and had volunteered at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center.

The family would like to thank the staff of Heritage Health's Legacy Unit for their care and support.

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