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In Memory of

Mary H. Scurry

August 2, 1935 - September 11, 2016

Obituary


Mary Hellams Scurry, 81, of Greenville, SC passed away on September 11, 2016 in Des Plaines, IL.

Visitation will be 4:00 - 8:00 pm Friday September 16 at Oehler Funeral Home 2099 Miner St, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Saturday September 17 at Oehler Funeral Home 2099 Miner St, Des Plaines, IL 60016 with the Father Smyth of Shrine of Our Lady Guadalupe, officiating. Burial will follow at Ridgewood Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Oehler Funeral Home.

Mary was born in Greenville, South Carolina to...

Mary Hellams Scurry, 81, of Greenville, SC passed away on September 11, 2016 in Des Plaines, IL.

Visitation will be 4:00 - 8:00 pm Friday September 16 at Oehler Funeral Home 2099 Miner St, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Saturday September 17 at Oehler Funeral Home 2099 Miner St, Des Plaines, IL 60016 with the Father Smyth of Shrine of Our Lady Guadalupe, officiating. Burial will follow at Ridgewood Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Oehler Funeral Home.

Mary was born in Greenville, South Carolina to Clearance and Minnie Hellams on August 2, 1935. She went to school at Full of Number Christian School and graduated with an Associate's Degree. She married Fred Scurry on March 28, 1953 in South Carolina. She worked as an entrepreneur partnering with her husband in many business over the past semicentenial including a home daycare, body and fender shop, landscaping company, upholster care, and wood craftsmanship. She was an active member of the wives of Fort Benning support group during the Korean War. She was involved in Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Awana, Political Activist, Maryville- Boys Town, PTA, Child Advocate, Big Brother Big Sister, and Gulf Coast Refuge Programs. Mary was a poet, writing over one hundred published and unpublished poems.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents; her brothers: Jack, Jessie, James, Van, Clearance, and Walt; and her sisters: Sis (Ellen), Martha, Mamie, and Lois.

Mary is survived by her husband Fred; her children Barry & Cloreen, Angela, Fred Jr. & Magdalina, Byron, Mark, Priscilla, Timothy, and Michael & Natasha; her grandchildren Cassandra & Jaouad, Melissa, Miguel, Priscilla, Fred III, Patricia, Barry Jr., Charmaine, Marnesha & Jason, Ashley, DeBranda, Jordan, Ami-Nell, Jontanà, Christina, Maia, Mark Jr., Michelle; her great-grandchildren Devanate, Akeyma, Isaiah, Makayla, Alejandro, Juan-Carlos, Keegan, Kaileah, Christian, Jasmine, Donavon, Treyvon, Joselyn, Ta'niya, Christopher, Elijah, Nahla, Keydren, Salma, Malek, Aaliyah, Ali, Mia; her special friends Frank Mann, Karen Payne, Julie Williams, Lynn Hanson, Don and Shirley Barns, Pat Lee, Constance Gibbs and many, many, more.

Pallbearers will be Fred Jr., Barry, Byron, Mark, Timothy, Michael, and Miguel.

The family of Mary wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Whiteley, Dr. Hurteau, and North Shore University System.

"Wonderful sweet women and I loved her for 63 years and will continue to love her with all my heart until the end." - Love Fred Scurry (Husband)