Mary Jane Keigher, 92 of Gilman passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020 surrounded by her husband and family. She was born on January 9, 1928 in Joliet, the daughter of Leo and Marie (Reiter) O’Connor.
Mary Jane married James Keigher in Symerton on September 15, 1951 and he survives. She is also survived by ten children, Leo (Debbie) Keigher of Minooka, Dick (Lorene) Keigher of Danforth, Don Keigher of Gilman, Bob (Candy) Keigher of Scottsbluff, NE, Ann (Tim) Kulow of Paxton, Cliff (Michele) Keigher of Onarga, Ray Keigher of Champaign, Kay (Ron) Vinson of Manhattan, Margie (Dave) Woolridge of The Villages, FL, and Jay (Maureen) Keigher of Melvin; 29 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ed (Angela) O’Connor of Moline; and one sister-in-law, Theresa O’Connor of Wilmington.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Jerry O’Connor.
Mrs. Keigher was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Gilman, where she cleaned and ironed linens on the altar as well as provided flowers for the altar until she was 80 years old. She was the former C.C.W. Woman of the Year, and loved traveling, visiting and spending time with family, crossword puzzles, flowers and arranging flowers, and bird watching.
Private visitation and funeral mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Gilman. Fr. John Balluff will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Gilman.
Arrangements by Knapp-Redenius Funeral home in Gilman.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church C.C.W.