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Mary Elizabeth Bresh

Mary Elizabeth Bresh; 70 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 3:49 p.m. at Life’s Journey Senior Living Center in Taylorville. She was born on October 1, 1946 in Taylorville, IL the Daughter of George Edward and Marcella Arlene (Durbin) Bresh. She graduated from St. Mary’s School, Taylorville High School and Anderson College in Anderson, Indiana. She received her masters towards her teaching degree in Louisiana. She was a member of Faith Community Church in Taylorville, IL and she loved her Christian faith, family, friends, children and animals. She taught elementary school in Hodge and Jonesboro Louisiana for 30 years.    

Mary was survived by her Siblings, Shirley Tarrant, Georgianna (Jerry) Pagliai and Marlena Gartshore. She also has several Nieces and nephews including Debbie (Dave) Hill, Doug (Maureen) Tarrant, Brian Tarrant, Steve (Cindy) Tarrant, Joe (Melanie) Tarrant, Stephanie (Tony) Verardi, Kim (Tim) Metsker, Jeana (Steve) Lomprez, Tina (Brad) Chamness; Close friends Jamie Penrod of Taylorville, IL; Judy Greer of Quitman, LA., Several Great- Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her Parents, nephew Greg Tarrant and Brother-in-Law Joe Tarrant.

Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville With Pastor Jerry Thorpe officiating.

Memorials may be made to Vision Way Christian School 1124 N. Webster St. Taylorville, IL 62568

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Martha potts

Sorry about your sister.may she RIP. Jan 8 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about my dear friend Mary. She and I wrote regularly to each other since she left Jackson Parish. She loved her family and loved to tell me about them. She loved the children that she taught. She loved her church, and most of all our Lord. I still miss her sitting behind us at church in Hodge. Heaven has gained a dear saint.

Jane Lockhart Jan 7 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss! Prayers for the whole family.

Jenny Reedy Dec 31 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Bresh

Patricia Barry Dec 30 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Marlena, Georgie and Shirley:
I have known a few beautiful souls and Mary is one of them. My God, she looks like your mom!! Yet, another beautiful soul!!. Mary is no longer suffering and is now with those she loves especially our Lord whom she loved greatly. Mary would have made a phenomenal nun with the Sister Adorers of the Most Precious Blood of Christ, Ruma, Illinois. I guess that wasn't the plan. Rest in God's Peace, Mary. You deserve the rest.
With sympathy and forever friendship!

Patricia Barry Dec 30 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss see will be missed

James and Janet Poeschel Dec 30 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss.

Eleanor Deck Dec 29 2016 12:00 AM