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Mary Chrisco of Du Quoin

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    Mary Chrisco

updated: 7/18/2019 10:43 AM

DU QUOIN -- Mary Marcella Chrisco, 73, of Du Quoin, passed away at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Mary had been a homemaker. She was a member of Flame of Truth Ministries.

She was born July 17, 1945 in St. Louis, the daughter of Arthur Vernon and Marie Frances (Jackson) Grove.

She married Bobby Leon Chrisco on Nov. 18, 1961 in St. Louis, and he survives.

Mary is survived by her husband of Du Quoin; two daughters, Tina Marie (Greg) Newbold and Teresa Anette (Eric) Eblin all of Creal Springs; one son, Bobby Leon (Pamela Renee) Chrisco Jr. of Du Quoin; three brothers, Doug Grove, Phillip Grove and Joe Grove, all of Gillespie; three sisters, JoAnn Henson of Piedmont, MO, Shirley Hampton of Farmington, MO, and Pamela Mohr of Gillespie; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Timothy Leon Chrisco; and one brother, Arthur "Skip" Grove.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, July 19 at the Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin, with the Rev. Rick Ragen officiating.

Friends may call from 9 a.m., until the time of service on Friday at the funeral home.

Graveside services and burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Holy Cross Cemetery at Gillespie.

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