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Mary Clara Ohnemus

Mary  Clara Ohnemus

Mary Clara Ohnemus, 95, of Quincy, died on January 24, 2018 at The Good Samaritan Home.

She was born on March 20, 1922 in Melrose Township, a daughter of George B. and Frances B. (Bockhold) Benz.

She married Roger R. Ohnemus of Fowler, IL on August 11, 1956 in St. Anthony Catholic Church. He passed away on July 23, 1989.

Mary was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and never wavered from her faith and family focus nor her spunky spirit. Mary was a longtime member of Blessed Sacrament/St. Mary Catholic Church and a member of the St. Mary Alter Society.

She is survived by two sons, James Ohnemus and his wife Marisol of Atlanta, GA, and Kenneth Ohnemus and his wife Julie of Seattle, WA; four grandchildren, Michael Ohnemus of Walnut Creek, CA, Daniella Ohnemus of Chicago, IL, and Calvin and Macklin Ohnemus of Seattle, WA; two sisters, Barbara Boone of Quincy, IL and Joan Dietrich of Payson, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers Joseph, Leo, Edward, and William Benz, a sister Eleanor Ehrhardt, and three infant siblings Paul, John, and Florena.

A funeral mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Blessed Sacrament Church. A visitation will be held from 12 Noon to 1:00 p.m. in the church prior to the funeral mass. Burial will be in St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of the Blessed Sacrament Church. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Fowler, IL
I'm so sorry James and Kenneth to hear your mom passed away. I would see her down at the nursing home at first she knew me but of course it wasn't long that she didn't know me. May Mary Rest In Peace now. I won't make it to see you boys as I'm Florida. I would of loved to visit with you guys. I'm sure you knew Virgil has passed away. Bernie Nilles and I went to see her last August . Accept my sympathy.
Jean Saery
I have happy memories of Aunt Mary. She always had homemade cookies, breads, and cakes when we visited at your house or ours. Praying happy memories will comfort you now, Jean (Benz) Saery
Jeanette K. Bohne
Quincy, IL
Jim, Kenneth and families, sorry I didn't make it. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless!
Chuck Nilles
Boise, ID
Jim and Ken, sorry to hear about your mom's passing. So many memories of when we were kids. Blessings to you all.