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Mary Lou Elliston

January 4, 1935 ~ August 11, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Mary Elliston Obituary

Mary Lou (Rogers) Elliston, 88, of McLeansboro, IL passed away at her home on Friday, August 11, 2023 in McLeansboro.  She was born in Hamilton County, IL on January 4, 1935 the daughter of Ira & Juanita (Kniffen) Rogers.  On October 8, 1955 she married Louis Edward Elliston, who survives.

Mary worked as a coordinator for Consolidated Coal in both McLeansboro and Sesser, and also had worked for Inland Steel in McLeansboro.  She was a member of the Ten Mile Missionary Baptist Church in McLeansboro, and also had served on the kitchen committee and was a former member of the church choir.

She loved reading, quilting, flower gardening, and she loved to laugh.  She also enjoyed shopping and collecting ceramic bird figurines.  She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  Everyone agreed that she was the matriarch of the family.  Her greatest joy was her family, and she will be greatly missed.

Mary is survived by her husband Louis Edward Elliston of McLeansboro, 2 daughters: Alisa (Dwight) Bishop of McLeansboro and Stacy (John) Swartz of Belle Rive, IL; 5 grandchildren: Joseph Bishop of Rohnert Park, CA; Bryce (Hilary) Elliston of Mt. Vernon, IL; Trevor (Mallory) Elliston of Imperial, MO; Alex Cocke (and significant other Paige Green) of McLeansboro; and Hollie (Brady) Henson of O’ Fallon, MO; 1 step grandchild: Cody (Megan) Swartz, of McLeansboro; 4 great-grandchildren: Ayla Lichtenfels, Cohen Elliston, Heath Elliston, and Elijah Henson; and 2 step great-grandchildren: Grayson Swartz and Tate Swartz. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by both parents Ira & Juanita Rogers, son Marck E. Elliston, and 3 brothers: Richard Rogers, Charles Rogers, and Herman “Sam” Rogers.

Funeral services for Mary Lou (Rogers) Elliston will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at Ten Mile Missionary Baptist Church in McLeansboro, IL with Pastor Jacob Gray officiating.  Visitation will be held Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 noon at the church.  Interment will follow the funeral service at Ten Mile Cemetery in McLeansboro.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
August 15, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Ten Mile Baptist Church
11725 Ten Mile Road
McLeansboro, IL 62859

Funeral Service
Tuesday
August 15, 2023

12:00 PM
Ten Mile Baptist Church
11725 Ten Mile Road
McLeansboro, IL 62859

Interment following funeral service
Tuesday
August 15, 2023

Ten Mile Cemetery
RR1, McLeansboro, IL 62859
McLeansboro, IL 62859

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