Mary L. Rabideau

December 1, 1956 - July 15, 2017
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Belvidere, IL

Mary Lynn Rabideau, 60, of Belvidere, IL, passed away suddenly, Saturday, July 15, 2017. She was born December 1, 1956, daughter of Don and Jane (Storment) Jenkins. Mary earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education from Eastern Illinois University. She married John Rabideau on October 9, 1982 in Rockford, IL. Mary was a 5th grade teacher for Kishwaukee Elementary School in Garden Prairie, IL, for 33 years. Mary was currently tutoring at Meehan Elementary School. Mary was a lifelong learner, who enjoyed old movies and musicals. She was an avid reader, loved history and enjoyed traveling to many places. She especially enjoyed time spent with family and looked forward most to trips visiting the children.

Mary is loved and missed by her husband, John; her children, Eric (Melanie Jones) Rabideau, and Shannon (Jason) Patton; brother, Mark (Joyce) Jenkins; and close relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family is requesting casual attire be worn for the memorial gathering.

A memorial gathering will be held from 3:00-6:00 p.m., with a time of sharing at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Midway Village or Anderson Japanese Gardens in Mary’s name. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

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Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017

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218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

A memorial gathering will be held from 3:00-6:00 p.m., with a time of sharing at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008


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In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Midway Village or Anderson Japanese Gardens in Mary’s name


 

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Born: December 1, 1956
Died: July 15, 2017

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Yvonne Johnson posted on 7/22/17

To Mary Lynn's family I was Mary Lynn fifth grade teacher at West School, Sycamore. I will always remember her because she was one of 4 girls I had in my room that were named Mary. They had it made. Call on Mary and someone should answer which they did. My prayers are with you.

 

Sam Yoveff posted on 7/20/17

John: So sorry to learn of Mary's passing. She was a great teacher and her skills were many. I wish we could have attended the service, but unfortunately things did not work out as planned. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 

Holly Houk posted on 7/20/17

We are so very saddened by the loss of Mary. Mary was a wonderful teacher and my daughter LOVED learning in her class. She had a special way of teaching history that no one else did. Thoughts and prayers to the family. This community and our children were so very lucky to have had her in their lives.

 

Paul Abler posted on 7/20/17

Dear John, I am sorry to hear of your loss is your bride. The messages I have read here speak of a wonderful woman that contributed much to the world. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Paul Abler GHS 1976

 

Randy Danekas posted on 7/19/17

John: I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I only met her the one time but I could see the love you guys had for one another. My heart is heavy for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of grief. If there is anything I can do please don't hesitate to ask.

 

Julie posted on 7/19/17

John, I am so sorry for your loss. May you take comfort in your loving memories of your wife, Mary. Julie (Fisher) Smiley Greenfield 1976

 

Marybeth Sundberg posted on 7/19/17

Mary was a dedicated teacher. A real loss for the Belvidere education community.

 

Beatriz Anderson posted on 7/19/17

John, I am very sorry to hear about Mary. I have kind and sweet memories of her! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in these difficult times. I'll think of her every birthday! ( we had identical BD) Bea Anderson

 

Kathy and Alicia posted on 7/19/17

We pray that your heart and soul will find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

 

Tim & Sheila Bond posted on 7/19/17

John, Tim and I are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you and the rest of your family. We will never understand why the Lord chooses he does, but he always has a plan.

 

Sherry Singer posted on 7/18/17

So very sorry for your loss. I will keep you on my prayers.

 

D.S. posted on 7/18/17

You were a great teacher, we will miss you.

 

Frank and Dee Patton posted on 7/18/17

We are so sorrowful for the loss of Mary. She was a wonderful woman and such a blessing as a mother-in-law to our son. Mary was beautiful inside and out. We are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Linda Weber posted on 7/18/17

John and family please know you are in our hearts and prayers. No words can help during this difficult time. I am so sorry. Linda and Ron

 

Linda Jarvis posted on 7/18/17

I remember Mary as being very nice to me the years that I taught Kindergarten at Kishwaukee. She enjoyed her students and teaching very much! My children, ((Henaos) and I send our deep condolences to Mr. Rabideau and family.

 

Karen Vandenbroek posted on 7/18/17

I will miss your smiling face here at Meehan Elementary.

 

shawn (scherer)nelson posted on 7/18/17

Very sorry for the loss of a great teacher God gained another angel . My daughter enjoyed her class.

 

Natasha gadomski posted on 7/18/17

You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

 

Colin Rosander posted on 7/18/17

One of the greatest teachers I've ever had the privilege of learning from. History was so interesting because she knew SO many awesome facts. My thoughts are with her family. She will be missed.

 

Patti and Rick Malloy posted on 7/18/17

We are sure you are with God, it is so hard to understand why someone of your age and status would be taken.. Rest in Peace

 

Stephanie Hausen posted on 7/18/17

Mrs. Rabideau was such an amazing teacher. She will truly be missed. Our condolences to the Rabideau family. From the Hausen family.

 

Ashley Boughton Mirakian posted on 7/18/17

Mary was kindness. What an amazing gift we had to have her as a teacher. Her passion for history lives on in those of us who love it as adults. Sending love to the Rabideau family.

 

Karen Reynolds posted on 7/18/17

Thinking of you! Many memories will be yours forever❤️! Take Care!

 

Angie Koch posted on 7/18/17

Hugs and prayers John for you and your family💜

 

Kristen Strate posted on 7/18/17

Mrs. Rabideau was my teacher at Kishwaukee school some 25 years ago and I still remember her as one of the most wonderful, kind people that I have ever known in all of my life. She was definitely born to be a teacher. My deepest heartfelt sympathies to her family. God bless her soul.

 

Debi Cheesbrough posted on 7/17/17

We are so sorry for your loss. Mary was a wonderful woman and we were blessed to have known her. Our prayers are thoughts are with you. The Cheesbrough family

 

Lynne and Rick Lehnhardt posted on 7/17/17

Our condolences and prayers to all. The Lehnhardt family

 

The Cheesbrough family posted on 7/17/17

We are so sorry for your loss. Mary was a wonderful person and we were blessed to have know her. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

 

Larry and Linda Buyan posted on 7/17/17

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

 

Chari Haines posted on 7/17/17

My sincere condolences to the entire family on the passing of Mary. I knew her to be a dedicated teacher and a woman who adored her family. May her memories surround you in love.

 

The Leese Family posted on 7/17/17

We are so very sorry for your loss. Mary was a special woman and a special friend. All of our love to you during this sad time. We will miss her wit and her smile.

 

Anita Feltes posted on 7/17/17

My sincere sympathy. Great teacher and such a kind lady.

 

Karen posted on 7/17/17

Mary was such a wonderful teacher. She volunteered as a tutor for the last 4 years with the students in my classroom. She touched so many lives. She will be missed terribly. May God grant each of you peace in the coming days.

 

Jan, Todd, Blaise & Tegan Humphry posted on 7/17/17

Please take comfort in knowing you have a guardian angel watching over you. Mary was a wonderful teacher and I am so glad I was blessed to know her through my kids when they were at Kishwaukee. She made a great impact on all the children's lives she touched over the years of teaching. Keep your memories close to your heart during these difficult times.

 

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