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“Good neighbors are hard to come by and from the day we moved in Mary was there to welcome us to the neighborhood. She would ask about my dad who was...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Holly Hansen - Springfield, IL

“Debby & Family, I send you my strength and prayers at this difficult time. Having met your mother several times and getting to know her, I know she...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Diana Rogers - Chatham, IL

“Have been a friend of Mary's since I joined Cache Club. We enjoyed many conversations about life. She was a great pinochle player. Will miss her...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Barb Woodcock - Springfield, IL

“Remember Mary as very nice mother, as I dated her daughter Carole during my high school years. My sympathy for your loss. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: John Wiesenmeyer - Springfield, MO

“My sincere sympathy and condolences to the family of Mary. Mary was a delightful person to be around with. she was sincere,very friendly and always...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Nini Saner - Springfield, IL

“Sincere condolences from my husband and myself to all of Mary's family. I have known Mary for over 30 years, through the Cachet Club and Little...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Judy Matson - Springfield, IL

“Mary was such a beautiful person! I remember Mary from Little Flower Church, but got to know her through the Cachet Club. Mary always delighted the...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Nancy Siders - Springfield, IL


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.