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Mary Roberta Venvertloh

Mary Roberta Venvertloh

Mary Roberta Venvertloh, age 65, of Quincy, Illinois went to be with her Lord & Savior on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Mary passed away in her home. Mary was born December 2, 1953 in Quincy to Robert 'Bob' and Antoinette 'Dolly' (Mast) Genenbacher. She married LeRoy Venvertloh on August 11, 1979 in St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. He survives.

Mary was a 1967 graduate of St. Anthony Grade School and a 1971 graduate of Notre Dame High School. She worked at Buddy's IGA on 24th & Sycamore in the deli & bakery. "Mary's Bakery Treats" was the title in IGA's ads that ran in the Herald Whig. When IGA closed, she went to St. Mary Hospital dietary department where she managed the kitchen until she married in 1979.

She loved farming with LeRoy and they raised their 5 children on the farm on Ellington Road.
In 1993, Mary introduced Quincy to petit fours when LeRoy built her a licensed bake shop in their home, named it Cake Decorating, Etc. and baked pies for Edgewood Orchards. The bake shop remains today. She also crafted greeting cards making thousands for charity.

From 2000 to 2015, Mary worked for Walmart. She was an active member of the church of St. Peter in Quincy making decorated Christmas cookies for the annual cookie sale. Mary's faith is in our Lord Jesus Christ and His plan for salvation. Her final demise was cancer.

In addition to her husband, LeRoy, she is survived by 5 children:
Lee (Sarah Zanger) Venvertloh of Quincy
Christine Venvertloh of Quincy
Anna (Edward) Benz of Payson
Penny (Matt) Weiman of Payson
Dr. Nick (Dr. Brandi Smith) Venvertloh of Quincy
15 Grandchildren:
Urban, Reno, August, L. Celeste Venvertloh of Quincy
Noah, Adam, Isaac, Brady, Emily Benz of Payson
Elaina, Addison, Luke, Macy Weiman of Payson
Hazel and Millie Venvertloh of Quincy
5 Brothers
Dan (Nancy Schreake) Genenbacher of Fowler
Ron (Rita Peters) Genenbacher of Quincy
Mike Genenbacher of Quincy
Joe (Kathy Arens) Genenbacher of Quincy
Ted (Sarah Maas) Genenbacher of Fowler
2 Sisters
Judy Yeast of Sciota, IL
Theresa (Dave) Bockhold of Payson
And many nieces, nephews, friends, and family members whom she loved very much.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, a brother-in-law J. Stephen Yeast, her grandparents
Elmer and Mildred (Sommer) Genenbacher and Tim and Leona (Mettemeyer) Mast.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM in the Church of St. Peter. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday afternoon from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM in the Church of St. Peter. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Blessing Foundation for Hospice.

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From:
Janice Genenbacher-Zanger
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So many memories of my cousin Mary. She would let us younger cousins do anything and was always there to bring us joy. She will be dearly missed. Our hearts break today but I know she is in heaven and at peace. Love & prayers to Leroy, Lee, Christine, Anna, Penny, Nick and their families.
Love, Janice & Mike
From:
Amanda
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I am so incredibly sorry for your loss, I was blessed with the chance to work with this wonderful lady. I will cherish the time I had with her.
My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.
From:
Kathy Liesen
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I’m so sorry for your loss. Mary was a very giving, caring person. She will be missed.
From:
Mary Bauer
Arlington Heights, IL
Comments:
Our deepest sympathy to all of you on Mary’s passing. She will be missed by many & was a wonderful person. Prayers to all of you as your dear wife, mom, sister & grandma watches over you.
Love
Mary & Bill Bauer
From:
Larry & Pat Veile
Nebo, IL
Comments:
Deepest sympathies to Theresa and the rest of the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
From:
Bonnie & Terry Kistner
Quincy, IL
Comments:
We send condolences to the Venvertloh and Genenbacher families.
From:
Don Benz
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dear Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace
From:
Mary Reichert
Comments:
Mary was a classmate of mine. She always had a smile and friendship to share with everyone. The world is not quite as bright without her.
From:
Jane Deters
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry for the loss of a beautiful soul..
From:
Diane Frankenhoff
Comments:
My condolences to the family! She was a beautiful spirit.
From:
Candy Willing
quincy, IL
Comments:
I have never known a more family oriented lady in my life. I don't know how she kept up with all her commitments. Mary or (Mary Mary as I named her while putting walmart together 19 years ago) was such a joy to work with, especially when we worked lawn and garden together. She fought a courageous fight, I just hope to have half of her strength if I ever need it. Rest in Peace Mary Mary, you've earned it.
From:
Don ans Sue Schwartz
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Our entire family has many fond memories of Mary. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. We were truly blessed by being your neighbors for five years.