Mary Agnes Lewis

  • Born: December 17, 1924
  • Died: January 20, 2014
  • Location: Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Land Cremation Society

917 S. 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Tel. (217) 523-4646

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mary A. Lewis, 89, of Springfield, died at 2:05 a.m. on Monday, January 20, 2014 at St. John's Hospital Hospice.

Mary was born December 17, 1924 in Springfield, the daughter of Ralph and Elizabeth Scheppman May.

Mary graduated from Sacred Heart Academy and worked as an Administrative Assistant for Barber Coleman for 38 years. She was a founding member of Church of the Little Flower. She was also a member of Christ the King Parish, a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Lake Club, a member of the Cachet Club of Springfield, WIC (Women in Construction), several ladies golf leagues, Ski club, and a longtime volunteer at Memorial Medical Center. Mary enjoyed playing golf, bridge, shopping, playing the violin and piano, travelling; and most importantly doing activities with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ralph "Bud" May; sister, Dorothy Best; and ex-husband, Robert Lewis.

She is survived by her five daughters, Carole (husband, Joe) Dell' Aquila of Stamford, CT, Nancy (husband, Bruce) Janusweski of Springfield, Barbara (Richard Olivo) Lewis of Boston, MA, Terri (husband, Kevin) Heid of Bloomington, and Debby Lewis of Springfield; seven grandchildren, Richard (wife, Morgan) Dell' Aquila of Stamford, CT, David Dell' Aquila of New York, NY, Julie Janusweski of Springfield, Matthew (fiancé, Kari Liebert) and Elizabeth Heid, both of Bloomington, Chris (wife, Kayla) Heid of Dayton, OH, and Andrew Olivo of Boston, MA; one great-grandchild, Ava Dell' Aquila; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.

Memorial Gathering and Mass: Family will host a memorial gathering from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Christ the King Parish, 1930 Barberry Dr., Springfield with Rev. Joseph Ring, celebrant.

Burial will be held at a later date at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John's Hospice, 800 E. Carpenter, Springfield, IL 62794 or the Cachet Club of Springfield, c/o Nini Saner, 5404 Deerwood Lake, Springfield, IL 62703.