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ROANOKE - Mary Ann Onnen, 78, of Roanoke, died at 11:50 p.m. Monday (Jan. 30, 2006) at the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke, where she was a resident.

She was born May 10, 1927, in Streator, a daughter of Harry and Susan Verchimak Reed. She married Robert L. Onnen on Sept. 20, 1947. He died Aug. 24, 1985, in Eureka.

Surviving is one son, Kenny (Chris) Onnen and one daughter, Brenda (Dean) Wragge, both of Roanoke; and three grandchildren, Autumn (Greg) Moses, Roger Wragge and Kendi Onnen.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, Richard Wragge; four brothers; and three sisters.

Mary Ann was a homemaker who was truly devoted to her family. She was a loving mother and grandmother who cherished the times that she spent with both her children and grandchildren.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Roanoke, where a funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. Monsignor Charles Beebe will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. before the service at the church. Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home, Roanoke, is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Roanoke Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church.

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