Mary Ann Houchin

Mary Ann Houchin, 89, of Normal, passed away at 3 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 10, 2017) at McLean County Nursing Home, Normal.

Her service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, with the Rev. Gary York officiating. Following the service, entombment will be at East Lawn Mausoleum, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Eastview Christian Church, Normal.

Mary Ann was born June 27, 1928, in Waynesville. She was the daughter of Oren L. and Hazel Lela Altman Organ. She married Robert Houchin on June 15, 1946, at the First Evangelical Union Church, Bloomington.

Mary Ann is survived by her children, Robin G. (Sharon) Houchin, Mackinaw; Terry W. (Janie) Houchin, Bloomington; and Lee Ann (Michael) Richardson, Springerton; nine grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers and two sisters.

She was a member of Eastview Christian Church, Normal, and the ISU Women’s Golf Association. Mary Ann was an incredible cook and an amazing seamstress and quilter. She also made beautiful porcelain dolls and doll clothing.

Family meant everything to Mary Ann, and she would do anything for them. She will be deeply missed by all of them.

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