Mary Frances McLaughlin


EAST PEORIA — Mary Frances McLaughlin, 70, of East Peoria, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023. 

She was born March 9, 1953, in Mendota, the daughter of Robert and Eleanor (Friel) McLaughlin. After graduating from Amboy High School, Mary attended St. Francis School of Nursing in Peoria where she earned her Registered Nurse certificate. In later years she earned her Nurse Practitioner certificate. Mary was a registered nurse at St Francis Hospital in Peoria for the first half of her career. The rest of her career as an RN was spent working at Methodist Hospital in Peoria.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, William "Bill" and Donald; and one sister, Kathryn Ann (died in infancy).

Mary is survived by three brothers, Charlie McLaughlin, of Rockford, Tom (Kathy) McLaughlin, of Mapleton, Gerald (Linda) McLaughlin, of Ottawa; and two nephews, Ryan (Liz) McLaughlin and Mike (Janis Campbell) McLaughlin. Mike and Janis are the parents of Ellie and Emma, Mary’s great-nieces.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023, at St. Patrick Catholic Church at in Maytown. Burial of Cremains will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Maytown.  Visitation will be one hour before mass at the church. 

Arrangements by the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy. 

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