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Mary K. Foley

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Service: 10:00am Mon. November 22nd, 2021
Location: St. Raphael Catholic Church

FOLEY, Mary Katherine, 69, of Springfield, died November 17, 2021 at Northwood Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Home after failing health this past year. She was born October 10, 1952 at Springfield City Hospital the daughter of the late Charles Joseph and Ann Elizabeth (Donohoe) Foley. Mary grew up in Springfield and attended St. Raphael School and Catholic Central High School where she was a proud member of the 1970 class. In high school years, she volunteered as a candy striper at Springfield City Hospital. After high school she went to work at White Motor Corp. where she was honored as secretary of the year. When White Motor moved out of Springfield, she continued to work as a secretary at doctor’s offices and later at Meijer. Mary kay was a lifelong member of St. Raphael Catholic Church and the fourth generation to belong there. Her family roots of her mother’s family were the Donohoe’s and her father’s family was the Foleys. Both came to the United States in the 1860’s. The Donohoe’s belonged to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mary Kay is one of 31 first cousins, all born in Springfield. Survivors include her brother, Terry & Julie Foley, Springfield, nieces and nephews, Tara & Mike Cooper, Tim & Sharon Foley, both of Cincinnati, Stephanie Stone, of Columbus and Chris Foley, of Douglas, MI; great nieces and nephews, Eve, Ben, Rose Katherine, Jude, Ryan, Juliana, Zoe and Christopher; 31 cousins including two very special cousins Patti Adams, Springfield and Maureen Ervin, Woodbury, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Charles Raphael and Raymond Joseph Foley. The family would like to thank Springfield Regional Medical Center, Northwood Nursing Home and Conroy Funeral Home for their wonderful care. They would also like to thank all those in the Catholic Church community who brought her communion, visited with her and supported her over the years. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on Sunday in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Monday in St. Raphael Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may contribute in Mary’s memory to St. Raphael Church, Catholic Central or St. Vincent DePaul.
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Mary K was a sweet classmate. I knew her for 8 years at St. Raphael’s followed by 4 years at CCHS. She always had a smile. I also had the opportunity to work with her at White Motors. We are so sorry about her passing. May she Rest In Peace. Ann & Keith Lins

- Ann Dougherty Lins, Saturday November 27th, 2021

I remember Mary K as a kind, lovely classmate that always singled out myself and my best friend Terry McCurdy to see how we where doing and to say hello. So long my friend, I am sure you are in heaven.

- Tom Connelly, Friday November 26th, 2021

God bless Mary K. and her family. The class of '70 has lost another bright star. May she RIP.

- Mike Ryan, Thursday November 25th, 2021

Mary K was a sweet classmate. I knew her for 8 years at St. Raphael’s followed by 4 years at CCHS. She always had a smile. I also had the opportunity to work with her at White Motors. We are so sorry about her passing. May she Rest In Peace. Ann & Keith Lins

- Ann Dougherty Lins, Monday November 22nd, 2021

Remebering her devotion to the daily Mass, her sweet demeanor and smile. May the perpetual light shine upon her.

- Alice Bell, Monday November 22nd, 2021

Terry I am so sorry to read of Mary Kay's passing. She was such a sweet and kind woman. I offer my prayers to you and your family.

- Bill Hannon, Sunday November 21st, 2021

It is a terrible feeling when you lose a sister. I am so sorry.

- Chuck Foster, Sunday November 21st, 2021

Mary Kay was a terrific person to go to craft shows with and she had a keen eye for the cutest hand maid crafts! She loved to decorate for Christmas and often kept a tree for various holidays year round. Mary Kay loved animals and people. She is the only person (other than my own grandmother) who never spoke ill of anyone. She was attentive to details in her work and was a great co-worker. Mary Kay loved her family and church and embodied the definition of " Just Be Kind" I was fortunate to have called her my friend and though we had not been in contact for many years, she will always be a golden memory for me and I am very thankful to have known her. My sincere condolences to Terry and all the Foley family.

- Barbara White, Saturday November 20th, 2021

Terry and Julie we are so sorry to hear of Mary Kay’s passing. She was a very sweet and giving person. Our hearts go out to all of you , may you feel the love and condolences of everyone who knew her. May the angels lead her in…RIP

- Sean and Elaine Doane, Terry McCurdy, Saturday November 20th, 2021

Mary Kay was such a kind and loving soul. Quite the example of Christianity. May the good Lord welcome her into His arms.

- John Fogarty , Saturday November 20th, 2021

So very sad to hear about Mary K.’s passing.She was a true Catholic follower of God and His teachings. We need so many more Mary’s in our Church and in our world today. My prayers are with Terry and his family at this difficult time!

- Larry Sutch, Saturday November 20th, 2021

I am so grateful we were able to reconnect after all of the years I’ve been gone . You were such an inspiration to me, always lifting up the spirits of others before yourself. Like St. Paul, you bore your pain bravely, keeping your cheerful nature and loving spirit. Your life was a blessing to us all and I feel truly privileged to be your cousin. Sending my love to both Terry and Julie.

- Annie Anderson (Ferryman)), Friday November 19th, 2021

I am so grateful we were able to reconnect after all of the years I’ve been gone . You were such an inspiration to me, always lifting up the spirits of others before yourself. Like St. Paul, you bore your pain bravely, keeping your cheerful nature and loving spirit. Your life was a blessing to us all and I feel truly privileged to be your cousin. Sending my love to both Terry and Julie.

- Annie Anderson (Ferryman)), Friday November 19th, 2021

Terry we are so sorry to hear about the passing of Mary Kay. She was so genuinely kind and sweet to everyone she knew. She had a beautiful smile and a heart of gold. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

- Ed &. Connie Ebenger, Friday November 19th, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Mary Kay was a very sweet & kind person. I went to St. Ray’s & CCHS with her. May are sweet Lord welcome her home with open arms.

- Paula Rizer Young, Friday November 19th, 2021

Terry our prayers are with you and your family. We were saddened to hear about Mary Kay. She was always such a kind and caring person. She reminded me of your mother. They both loved their faith, family, and friends. May she Rest In Peace. ☘️

- Barb & Tom Hannon, Friday November 19th, 2021

Mary Kay was a wonderful friend to all who knew her. She always was ready to lend a hand. She will be missed by many!

- Carol & Dave Perin, Thursday November 18th, 2021

Mary Kay was a ray of sunshine at St. Teresa’s. She was always very grateful even for the simplest acts of kindness. She suffered a lot, but never complained. May God welcome her!

- Fr. Larry Gearhart , Thursday November 18th, 2021

What a sweet, devoted person she was. She will be missed. Terry, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

- Ann, Thursday November 18th, 2021

Oh dear Mary Kay. Such a sweet, kind, and caring person. We go way back to grade school at St. Rays. She was always so involved and loved our CCHS Class of '70 attending the reunions with big smiles and fun laughter. RIP

- Chris Campbell Webster, Thursday November 18th, 2021

Mary Kay was a very sweet and caring person. Just her smile made you feel better. She was always checking on others with her cards of drawings. Mary you will be missed. May you rest in God’s arms. Jack & Vicki

- Jack& Vicki Bailey, Thursday November 18th, 2021

Mary Kay's grandmother, Katie, babysat for my children and she was a great person. Later, I used to see Mary Kay at St. Ray's and she was always so friendly and smiling even when you knew she was not well. They were a great catholic family who always cared for others.

- Juanita Dennison, Thursday November 18th, 2021

I am so sorry to hear this. I remember Mary Kay from our days at St. Rays and later at CCHS. Always looked forward to seeing her at our reunions.

- Shelly Burr Vacchiano , Thursday November 18th, 2021

Mary K was a sweet classmate. I knew her for 8 years at St. Raphael’s followed by 4 years at CCHS. She always had a smile. I also had the opportunity to work with her at White Motors. We are so sorry about her passing. May she Rest In Peace. Ann & Keith Lins

- Ann Dougherty Lins, Thursday November 18th, 2021

So very sorry for the family’s loss. Mary Kay was always such a kind, giving, thoughtful person. I will always remember her being so sweet and kind in grade school and how generous she was with her time at St. Raphael as an adult.

- Jo Ann Taylor(Mills), Thursday November 18th, 2021

What a wonderful, caring, kind person. I have no memory of ever seeing her without that sweet smile. RIP sweet lady. Condolences to her family.

- Carol Pearcy, Thursday November 18th, 2021

Dear Terry and family… we send to you our deepest sympathies regarding the passing of Mary Kay…what a total shock to hear that she had been in failing health for quite awhile. We will miss seeing her bright cheerful smile at any future CCHS get togethers. May she Rest In Peace.. Your “old” friends…. Pete and Chris

- Chris and Pete Kunk, Thursday November 18th, 2021

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