Mary E. Horton, 77, of Tremont, passed away at 6:52 pm Sunday, December 3, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.
She was born October 1, 1940 in Peoria to Bruno and Mary R. Kant Becella. She married Jay G. Horton on November 7, 1959 in Morton, and he passed away on July 9, 1995.
Surviving are two sons, Douglas Horton of Mapleton and Dennis (Alicia) Horton of Tremont; one daughter, Julie (Jason) Fields of Bloomington; seven grandchildren, Deanna Horton, Andrew Horton, Kaitlyn Harris, Paige (Troza) Hill, Levi Horton, Corinthia Fields, Tucker Fields; one great grandchild, Oliver Hill; and one brother, Bill (Ginger) Becella of Morton.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Tom Becella.
Mary worked at Pekin Public Library, worked for the family trucking business for many years, and worked at Tremont Cooperative Grain Co. as a bookkeeper for 29 years, retiring in 2014. Mary was also an Avon sales representative for many years.
She was a member of the Tremont United Methodist Church, where she was superintendent of the Sunday school and head of the memorials committee, she was also a member of Tremont Garden Club and Home Extension.
Mary enjoyed crocheting and knitting and spending time with her "Tea Ladies". Mary loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed being active and was a very positive person. Her family loved her very much and she will be greatly missed.
Her funeral will be at 10:30 am Thursday December 7, 2017 at Tremont United Methodist Church. Pastor Dan Perry will officiate. Visitation will be from 5:30-8:30 pm Wednesday at Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Tremont, and one hour before the service at the church. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Tremont.
Memorials may be made to the Tremont United Methodist Church
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