ROANOKE — Mary Yount of Roanoke died March 30, 2017, at the Apostolic Christian Home, Roanoke.

She was born Nov. 30, 1934, in Benson, daughter of Edward and Pearl Eilts. She married Clement Yount on Sept. 24, 1955, in Benson. He preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 2014.

Survivors include two sons, Russell (Jayne) Yount, Benson, and Joe (Juana) Yount, Bradenton, Fla.; three daughters, Susan (Gary) Lock, Kewanee; Valerie (Richard) Smith, Minonk; and Betty (Andrew) Hicks, Fort Mill, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She worked as a secretary at State Farm Insurance in Bloomington. She quit to raise her family of five children. When her youngest started school, she went to work as a waitress at Bechtal's Family Dining in Roanoke. When her husband, Pete, retired, they purchased and ran Mary's Cash and Carry in Benson. They retired and moved to Bradenton, Fla. She moved to Courtyard Estates in Peoria in July 2015.

She enjoyed visiting with her family and staying in touch with her extended family and friends on Facebook. She also enjoyed crocheting, playing cards and doing crossword puzzles.

A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Catholic Church, Benson, with visitation a half hour before the service. Burial will be at Clayton Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke.

The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co. Pekin/Peoria is assisting the family with arrangements.

Condolences may be made at csmico.com.

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