Mary I. Webb (84) of Newton


Published on December 20 2012 6:38 am

Mary I. Webb, age 84 of Newton, IL passed away at 7:20 PM –Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Aspen Creek in Effingham, IL.

Funeral services celebrating Mary’s life will be held at 1:00 PM – Sunday, December 23, 2012 at the Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, IL with Rev. Tim Pearce and Rev. Steve Willis officiating.  Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton, IL.  Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 PM – Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the funeral home.  In loving memory of Mary, memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital.  The obituary can be viewed and condolences may be left at

Mary was born on June 20, 1928 in Jewett, IL the daughter of Ira and Okal (Gosnell) Nichols.  She married Earl Webb on December 18, 1948 and he preceded her in death on February 6, 1981. Mary was a homemaker and loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Newton and the Order of Eastern Star #497 of Newton where she had served as past Matron.  She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Newton VFW Post #7537 and the former Jasper County Country Club.   She enjoyed dancing and playing golf and spending time with her family.

Mary is survived by her loving family: 3 Children – Marcea (Greg) Dennis of Newton, IL, Ed (Kim) Webb of Newton, IL and Patti (Walter) Litchfield of Newton, IL...6 Granddaughters – Monica Ritz, Melanie Simon, Carrie Hancock, Sara Williamson, Hillary Estes and Haley Ruhl...and 12 Great Grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband and 4 brothers Joe, Elbert, Gerald and Don Nichols.

Mary was lovingly cared for the last two years of her life by the wonderful people of Aspen Creek in Effingham.