Mary Ann Peacock, 87, of Dekalb, IL, passed way Thursday, August 29, 2013, at the Dekalb County Rehab and Nursing Center surrounded by her loving family.
Mary was born March 23, 1936, in Cary, to Clarence and Juliana (Neeley) Sund. She was united in marriage to Donald Joseph Peacock on November 30, 1957.
Mary grew up in Crystal Lake where she graduated from high school in 1954.
She went on to nurses training at St. Anthony’s in Rockford. As a nurse she worked at Sherman Hospital in Elgin and for Dr. Lowenherz who had a family practice in Crystal Lake.
She was also employed by Countryside Flower Shop and Nursery as a bookkeeper. Mary would also umpire baseball, softball, and girls volleyball games and was the official starter for the high school track meets. She generously volunteered her time to Cub Scouts, Little League, Babe Ruth, Brownies, and Girl Scouts while raising her family.
She continued her volunteering with her grandchildren in the Youth Bowling Program at West Lane in Crystal Lake as a coach and instructor. She also held various positions in her many adult bowling leagues.
She loved the sport of bowling and the many friendships she and Don had through bowling especially. She was elected to the McHenry County Bowling Hall of Fame.
Mary always had a love for politics, she was President of the Crystal Lake Park Board, President of the McHenry County Women’s Bowling Association, and after Don retired in 1992 and they moved to Marengo, she became Alderman of her ward.
Mary is survived by her son Dan (Jill) Peacock and daughter, Debra Peacock, grandsons, Josh Peacock, and Matthew Smith, great-granddaughters Briana and Chloe Peacock, and three sisters, Patricia (Clarence) Philpot, Kathleen (Lee) Bradley, and Margaret Schwab.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and infant brother.
Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Route 176, Crystal Lake.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Windridge Cemetery, Cary.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center, c/o Mary Ann Peacock, 2600 N Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, IL 60115.