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Mary L. Gilmartin
Mary L. Gilmartin, age 82, of Rock Falls, died Monday, July 19, 2021 at her home.
Mary was born December 20, 1938 in Davenport, Iowa the daughter of Harry and Roselia (Schaab) Harper. She married Thomas B. Gilmartin on October 15, 1966 in Jersey City, NJ. He preceded her in death on April 10, 2004. Mary was previously employed at County Market in Sterling and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. She enjoyed volunteering at the Rock Falls American Legion, Rock Falls VFW and the Sterling Moose. She was also an avid bowler.
She is survived by her son, Bill (Alisa) Baxter of Rock Falls; two grandchildren, Shannon (Jason) Mulnix of Rock Falls and Cory (Lindsey) Baxter of Fla.; four great grandchildren, Paige, Cole, Kenz and Brady; two siblings, Rosalie Manley and Ruth Bart; and her best friend, Karen.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; her daughter-in-law, Donna Baxter; and three siblings, Harry "Buddy" Harper, Jr., Eleanor Faivre and Harriet Hauck.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls.
A memorial has been established to the Sterling Moose.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com.