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Mary E. Walters, age 77 of Albany, IL, passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Alverno Healthcare facility. According to her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will take place on Monday October 30th from 4 PM 6PM at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be on Tuesday at 2 PM at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Freeport, IL. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

Mary Elizabeth Walters was born on January 3, 1940 in Freeport, IL, the daughter of William and Martha (Reed) Schroeder. She graduated from Freeport High School. Mary married Oliver Walters on November 22, 1975 in Morrison, IL. Oliver died in 2006. She worked as an assistant manager at McDonalds for several years. Mary was a member of Faith Center Church in Albany, IL. She enjoyed knitting and arts and crafts. Mary was loved dearly by all her family, especially her grandkids.

Mary is survived by her daughter Laura (Steve) Hammond of Clinton; step children Tammy Walters of Bettendorf, Todd Walters and Kathy Green both of Rock Island; 17 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; a brother Gary (Sally) Schroeder of Lebanon, PA; step brothers Russell Mellnick of Freeport, IL and Wilbur Mellnick of Lewisville, TX and a step sister Jeanette Yeager of Freeport, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Oliver; daughters LeAnne and Leah; stepson David; two grandchildren Adam and Joshua and a step brother William. Memorials may be made to the family.
Published on October 27, 2017
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