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Mary Catherine Brahler

Mary Catherine Brahler

Mary Catherine Brahler, 85, of Quincy, died on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 in her home.

She was born June 12, 1937, in Mt. Sterling, a daughter of Lawrence Thomas Franklin and Anna Rose Franklin (nee Ducey). Mary married Richard William "Bill" Brahler on April 8, 1961, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield. He preceded her in death on December 4, 2005.

Mrs. Brahler was a housewife and homemaker and a true partner to her husband Bill. She was a graduate of St Mary's in Mt Sterling and St. John's School of Nursing in Springfield. She worked as a registered nurse at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Mary was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church and a member of the Social Concerns Committee of the church. She was a devoted member of the Adoration Chapel. She was an active member of Homebound Communion Ministry as well as Blessing Hospital Communion Ministry. She was a member of the Choir and loved singing at her beloved St. Peter Catholic Church. She also participated in the Cursillo movement.

She was a member of Quincy Country Club. For many years she enjoyed golf with her friends and husband. She loved working in her yard, tending to her flowers, and especially fond of her vegetable garden. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially all of her grandchildren.

She is survived by her five children, Kathleen M. Wardlow and her husband, Steven of Arlington TX, Richard W. Brahler II and his wife Deanna of Naples FL, Laura A. Sandoval of Austin TX, Matthew D. Brahler of Granite City, and Suzanne L. Kurk and her husband, Michael of Quincy; and a dear sister, Margret A. Jones, and her husband Jack of White Bear Lake MN. Nine Grandchildren also survive, Anna Gabriella Behymer and her husband Cameron, Richard W. Brahler III, Daniel Kurk Brahler, Isabel Rose Brahler, Alyssa Ann Brahler, Madeline Rae Brahler, Sadie Catherine Kurk and her fiancé Tyler Betts, Hattie Jane Kurk, and Ada Mae Kurk.

In addition to her husband Bill Brahler, Mary was also preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence Thomas Franklin and Anna Rose Franklin, and one brother Rev. Dr. John Franklin.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 9:30 a.m. in St. Peter Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at St. Peter Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Peter Catholic Church or School and Quincy Notre Dame High School. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Kevin Franklin
San Francisco, CA
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Our hearts go out to the Brahler family. What a wonderful wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and person Mary was. She is deeply loved and will be deeply missed.
From:
Teddy and Arlene Diaz Hernandez
Davenport, FL
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Our deepest condolences to the Brahler family. Prayers to all of them for peace to their hearts. May this bring comfort that such beautiful lady and soul God has with by his side. We pray for them in Jesus name!
From:
Jay Grawe
Quincy, IL
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Mom and Dad are together again with Jesus! What a fabulous lady that Mom was and will miss her always smiling face and kind words! May you all be at peace.
From:
Bill & Mary Sullivan
South Beloit, IL
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God Bless Mary. Our sincere condolences to the Brahler family.
From:
Christina Hager
Msryviy, TN
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I’m so sorry to hear about Mary. I truly loved your parents so much. Well you know the gang is all back together now and I am sure there is some bourbon being passed around. Hugs to all the family and friends who knew this amazing woman. Hugs to Kathleen, Richard, Laura,Matt and Suzanne. My heart is with you and your family.
Christina
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James Weisenberger
Quincy, IL
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Met her at a Cursillo 4th day renewal a few years ago. Sat at a table and talked like we’d been friends forever. Very nice lady and disciple of Jesus! Blessed to have known her if even for a short time. Rest In Peace good and faithful servant.
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Kay Schlosser
Springfield, IL
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Mary was a dear friend of mine after we first met in nurses training in 1955! We have remained friends ever since. So many wonderful memories! She was a true gift as a friend,,,her faith was an inspiration, i will miss her so much but I know I will see her again. I love you Mary C.
From:
Kay Kaltenbach Lobo
Hawthorn Woods, IL
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Such a warm, loving & beautiful soul! My condolences to Kathy & the whole Brahler family. 💕
From:
Patricia Gietl
Rochester, IL
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I had the pleasure of knowing Mary through my sister Barbara Daniels Musick. They were in nurses training together and she treated me a 11 year old so kind. She was a special person.
So sorry for your loss.
From:
Bill and Chrissy McCleery
Quincy, IL
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Our deepest condolences to her children and grandchildren.. Your Mother was a blessed woman of God.. beautiful inside and out.always a beautiful smile..she will be missed.
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Julie Wilson
Quincy, IL
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I have such fond childhood memories of growing up next to the Brahler family. Your mom was wonderful woman and always greeted me with that beautiful smile. I will miss her famous banana bread at Christmas. Wishing you all peace and God's love in this time of sorrow.
From:
Vicki Werries
Jacksonville, IL
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So sorry for your loss. May God comfort you at this time of grief.
From:
Judy Young
Quincy, IL
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Mary was a beautiful woman inside and out. RIP
From:
Beth Ann Yeh
Alexandria VA, VA
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Aunt Mary will be missed by all of us. What a kind and generous soul.
From:
Randi Elisabeth Hemminghyth
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I will remember Mary as a very warm and beautiful human being. When she visited my family in Norway, she fitted perfectly in. My family also found her very pleasant and funny to be around.
My condolences to the Brahler family.
From:
Richard & Jeanine Benanti
Springfield, IL
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Another angel has taken flight. Her wings were guaranteed. Her soul and smile always radiated the good and kindness, .we will miss the most.
From:
Big Dirch
Springfield, IL
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Little Dirch, Thank you for sharing a beautiful ceremony. Wish I could have been there in person to give you a big hug.
From:
Mary Miller
Quincy, IL
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So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you
From:
Terry Bower
Quincy, IL
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Mary Brahler one of my favorite persons , was such a great lady and so kind . I will miss her smile and wit
From:
Donna Fischer Faust
Ballwin, MO
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Rich,
I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She was always so nice to my mom when she saw her walking in the mall or out about town. May God grant your family peace during this time.
Donna
From:
Kim Straube
Quincy, IL
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The good Lord called her home. Losing our loved ones is probably the toughest thing to process. Hold tight to your memories. May the Lord bless you with the peace to know she was deeply loved.