Mary L Follis

March 6, 1933 - January 2, 2017
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Mary L. Follis, of Rockford, Illinois formerly of Tennessee, died peacefully January, 2, 2017 at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Born March 6, 1933 in Walland, Tennesee, the daughter of William Thomas Hatcher, Sr. and Etta Mae (Inman). Mary was a high school graduate from Chilhowee Baptist Academy in Tennesee. She married the late Noble Isley Follis in Woodstock, Illinois and was married for 65 years. He preceded her in death on December 5th, 1996.

Mary worked as a lab technician for many years at National Grey Iron Foundry. She was also a waitress at nights at Fred Harvey’s Oasis in Belvidere. Mary was a member of Millers Cove Missionary Baptist Church in Tennessee. She loved her family and her grandchildren and loved to cook for her family, hosting dinners every Sunday. She also enjoyed taking care of and spending time with her grandchildren and was a fond caregiver to many friends.

Mary is survived by her sons, Michael (Judy) Follis, Tom (Julie) Follis, Jerry (Rose) Follis, Stanley Roger Follis and Jason Max (Dawn) Follis; daughter, Angela Follis, 16 grandchildren; 18 great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Lila.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers, Harold Max, James Garfield Hatcher and William (Lucille) Thomas, Jr.;  and sister, Florence (Jack) Grooms.

A memorial service will be held from 6  to 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Reverend Allan Buss officiating. A visitation  will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. prior to service at the funeral home. Burial at a later date with family in Tennessee. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

 

 

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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A visitation  will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. prior to service at the funeral home.


Service Information

Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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A memorial service will be held from 6  to 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Reverend Allan Buss officiating.


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Burial at a later date with family in Tennessee.


 

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Born: March 6, 1933
Died: January 2, 2017

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florence altman posted on 1/4/17

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florence altman posted on 1/4/17

sorry for your lost i thought the world mary she was a great person

 

florence altman posted on 1/4/17

mary was a great person will miss her loved the times we went to steamplant for fish

 

Lorel Nilsen posted on 1/4/17

Dear Tom and family, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. We worked together all those years ago at the Oasis. You are in my prayers that you will find comfort knowing she is with Our Lord and her loved ones. Lori

 

Travis Evans posted on 1/4/17

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Follis Family so sorry for your loss

 

Olga Acosta posted on 1/9/17

Please accept my deepest condolences in this time of loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

 

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