Mary E. Dawson
August 23, 1941 - April 20, 2021

Mary E. Dawson

Mary E. Dawson
Aug 23, 1941 - Apr 20, 2021

Mary E. Dawson
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Mary E. Dawson, 79, of Elmwood, passed away at 6:18 p.m., on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
She was born August 23, 1941, in Yates City, to Glen and Grace (Arbogast) McBeth. Mary married Jim Dawson on February 6, 1959, at the Elmwood United Methodist Church's parsonage. He survives.
She is also survived by three children, Denise (Ricky) Clark of Athens, AL, Kathy (Bob) Hamby of Elmwood, and Mark (Rhonda) Dawson of Farmington; six grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Walt Cowden; one brother, Dale McBeth; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter.
Mary was an active member of the Elmwood United Methodist Church.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Monday, April 26, 2021, at the Elmwood United Methodist Church. A visitation will be held the night before on Sunday, April 25, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Elmwood United Methodist Church. Burial will immediately follow the service at Elmwood Township Cemetery. Due to Covid mandates, social distancing and masks will be required.
Memorials may be made to B.Y.E. Ambulance, Elmwood Fire Department, or the Elmwood United Methodist Church.
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Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Elmwood is in charge of arrangements.

Jennifer Wilson on Apr 26, 2021

CandleJim & family- So sorry to hear about Mary. She was a nice lady & always spoke to everyone she knew.
She will be missed.

Amy Moore on Apr 26, 2021

Kathy Hamby,
Your mom was a sweet lady and I will always cherish the holidays that I spent at her house. Praying for peace to you at this time.
Amy Hamby Moore

Bob and Judy groeper on Apr 24, 2021

I was shocked to hear. Just saw her recently at County Mkt. So sorry for your loss.

Debora Ihnes on Apr 22, 2021

CandleMary was always a very special aunt to me. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She will be missed. Love, prayers and big hugs !!!!!!

Debie Himegarner on Apr 22, 2021

So Sorry - sending Hugs to the Family

Ruth Arnold on Apr 22, 2021

CandleSo sorry for your loss! Mary was a special lady, sending thoughts and prayers to your family!

Janet Edmonds on Apr 22, 2021

My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family, May fond memories and God’s loving words carry you through and beyond this difficult time of mourning. Isaiah 57:15



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