Mary Ellen Rand
Mary Ellen Rand, age 78, formerly of Quincy, passed away at 6:03 a.m. on Sunday, October 6, 2019 in McKenna Crossing located in Prior Lake, MN. She was born on August 4, 1941 in Quincy, IL, the daughter of Lawrence Carolan and Pearl (Wyatt) Carolan. Mary married Richard Rand on June 30, 1962 in St. Edwards Church, Mendon, IL. He preceded her in death.
Mary was a member of Church of St. Peter. She was a graduate of Unity High School, Mendon, IL and Gem City Business College. Mary was a longtime member of the home extension. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.
Mary was first employed at Moorman's Manufacturing. She then switched careers and became a seamstress. She worked for Henry G. Garrelts Paint and Wallpaper in Quincy making custom draperies. She would later work for other businesses.
Survivors include: a son, Eric R. Rand (Dawn) of Medford, OR; a daughter, Erin Bird (Bill) of Savage, MN; grandchildren: Alex Bird and Nick Bird. Also surviving is a sister, Eunice Stagner (Ross) of Pelham, AL and a sister-in-law Shirley Lucas of Davenport, IA.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a granddaughter, Anna Bird.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Church of St. Peter. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at the time of services in the Church of St. Peter. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association.
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