Mary J. Lane

Posted 11/30/20

AMBOY — Mary J. Lane, 91, of Amboy, died on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 at her home.

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Mary J. Lane


AMBOY — Mary J. Lane, 91, of Amboy, died on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 at her home.

She was born May 24, 1929 in East Grove Township in Lee County, the daughter of John and Frieda (Hoffman) Stewart.

Mary worked for the Amboy Rug Mill (1950- 1956), Borg Warner in Dixon (1964-1972) and sold Shaklee Natural Products (1972- present). She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Amboy.

Mary was an avid flower gardener, reader, and beautiful sewer, especially doll clothes. She also liked to embroider and French knots where her favorite. Mary also was an excellent baker and loved to make sweet rolls.

Mary married James Lane on Sept 27, 1950 at St Patrick Church in Amboy.

She was preceded in death by her husband on July 9, 2017; her parents; son, David Lane; brothers, Jack Stewart, Calvin Stewart, Cecil Stewart, Warren Stewart, Chuck Stewart, Harold Stewart; and sisters, Dorothy Dyer Andreas and Iona Lee.

Mary is survived by her childre, Mary "Liz" (Thomas) Peters, of Galesburg, Patricia (Leonard) Petrie, of Dixon, Janet (Randel) Bennett, of Dixon; and 11 grandchildren, Matt (Jessica) Peters, Paul (Kystra Kurzynski) Peters, Adam (Jamie) Peters, Thomas (Traci) Peters, Christopher (Laura) Petrie, Jennifer (Isaac) Brocker, Stephanie (Michael) Elliott, Michael Petrie, Chad (Brooke) Bennett, David Bennett, and Tara (Daniel) Rowe; and 21 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10 - 11 a.m., at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Amboy, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Face coverings required at service.

Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Amboy.

A memorial in Mary's memory can be left to St. Patrick Church in Amboy and to the Pankhurst Memorial Library in Amboy.

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