Mary Ann Kaylor, 85, of Illiopolis, died on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at her home.
She was born on April 20, 1935, in Hettick, IL the daughter of Ernest and Mary (Converse) Stewart.
Mary Ann was a lifelong genealogical researcher and was a member of the National Genealogical Society. In 2009 she received the Studs Terkel Humanities Service Award from the Illinois Humanities Council for her work on the Illiopolis Sesquicentennial book. She loved her flowers and gardening. Her family was most important to her and she was famous for her amazing meals.
She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Calvin and Ivan Stewart; and two sisters, Lois Byerline and Lucille Carr.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Robert; and her children, Kevin (Cindy) Kaylor, Marcia (Ken) Morrison, Karen (Randy) Womack, John (Peggy) Kaylor, and Patricia Kaylor; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a sister, Willa Gidel.
Due to COVID-19 private family services will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Calvary Cemetery in Illiopolis. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to Resurrection Parish, Calvary Cemetery in Illiopolis. Fullenwider-Park Funeral Home, 432, 7th street in Illiopolis is in charge of arrangements.
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