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Mary L. McNeil Weingart

Published: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 5:04 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 7:57 a.m. CDT

Mrs. Mary L. McNeil Weingart, 85, of Wapella, Ill., and formerly of Morris, Ill., and Branson, Mo., passed away with her family by her side Wednesday morning, Jan. 9, 2013, at OSF St. Joseph Hospital in Bloomington.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Winterrowd Funeral Home, 305 S. Park St., Streator. Funeral services will also be Saturday, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, with Pastor Benjamin Keller officiating. Burial will be in Long Point Cemetery.

Mary was born Dec. 1, 1927, in Long Point, Ill., to Alonzo and Ella Mae (Hughes) LeVelle. She married Leonard “Mick” McNeil. He passed away Sept. 1, 1966. She later married Leo Weingart. He passed away May 17, 2011. 

Surviving are a son, Leonard (Phyllis) McNeil of Funks Grove, Ill., and a daughter, Terry (Brian) Funk of Funks Grove; three stepsons, Steven Weingart of Missouri, Jeff (Christi) Weingart of Wisconsin, and Phillip (Brenda) Weingart of Ilinois; nine grandchildren, Marc McNeil, Todd (Liz) McNeil, Scott (Lara) McNeil, Craig McNeil, Kevin Brinker, Jamie (Matt) McPartlin, Jill (Jamie Nelson) Salems, Jason Funk and Jennifer Funk; two great-grandchildren, Maddux McPartlin and Ellie McNeil; and a sister, Betty (Gordon) Beutke of West Chicago, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Arnold, Steve, and Wayne LeVelle, and sisters, Evelyn Small and Edith Jackson.

Mary attended Long Point Grade School and graduated from Long Point High School.

She was the former owner of the Prince Drive In and Mick’s Quick Chick, both located in Morris, and Quick Chick in Streator. She was also a waitress for many years in Branson, Mo.

Mary was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Branson, Mo., and presently attended the Clinton Presbyterian Church in Clinton.

Mary had a great love for flowers, rocks, and gardening.  She loved spending time with her loving family and will be greatly missed by all her knew and loved her.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Marc, Todd, Scott, and Craig McNeil, Jason Funk, Matt McPartlin, and Kevin Brinker.

Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Winterrowd Funeral Home, Streator, is in charge of arrangements. For additional information, call (815) 672-2703 or log onto www.winterrowdfuneralhome.com.

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