Obituary of Mary Thrower
Mary Thrower, 85, of Beardstown, died Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Heritage Health in Mt. Sterling.
She was born March 1, 1933 in Beardstown, the daughter of Denny and Leona Taylor Self. She married John Lancaster on May 25, 1951 in Beardstown and he preceded her in death on February 25, 1981. She later married Robert Thrower on October 23, 1982 in Beardstown and he preceded her in death on May 1, 2011.
She is survived by a step-daughter, Barbara (James) Robinson of Palmyra, MO; siblings, Clara Mahnken and James H. (Patsy) Self, all of Beardstown; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Francis Self; and two sisters, Edith Lanier and Audrey Smyers.
Mrs. Thrower was a 1951 graduate of Beardstown High School. She was previously employed as a telephone operator for Illinois Bell for several years and also worked for Brubeck’s Florist in Beardstown. Mary was an active member of the Women of the Moose in Beardstown. She loved to bowl, paint pictures and enjoyed crafts, especially sewing and quilting.
A graveside service will be held 11 AM Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Beardstown. There will be no formal visitation. Memorials are suggested to the charity or organization of the donor’s choice, c/o Sager Funeral Home, 202 East 8th Street, Beardstown, IL 62618. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.sagerfuneralhome.com.