Mary A. Lair
Virden– Mary A. Lair, 93 of Virden, IL passed away Sunday February 12, 2017 at Sunrise Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Virden, IL.
Mary was born October 21, 1923 in rural Modesto, IL a daughter to Walter “Bowse” and Ruth (Breeding) Goode. She married Warren G. Lair May 28, 1948 in Girard, IL. Mary graduated from IL State University in Normal, IL with a BA degree. She was an active member of Grace Southern Baptist Church in Virden, IL for over 70 years. Mary taught for over 27 years and the last 18 years she taught Kindergarten in Virden, IL.
Surviving Mary is her husband, Warren G. Lair of Virden, IL, daughter, Barbara G. (David) Kett of Golden, CO, sons, John W. (Sandy) Lair of Hillsdale, IN and Thomas C. “Tom” (Laura) Lair of Roselle, IL, grandchildren, Mike (Samantha) Canfield, Mary (Greg) Todd, Amanda (Jared) Lair, Emma Kett, Dana and Cory Lair. Great grandchildren, Nora Lair, Makayla and Lilly Canfield, Hannah and Graysen Todd, brother, Roy (Carol) Goode of Fountain Hills, AZ and several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were her parents, sister, Irma DeMumbrun, Norma Coverdill and Flora Malterud and her brothers, Dale and Richard Goode.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday February 14, 2017 at Grace Southern Baptist Church in Virden, IL with funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday February 15, 2017 at the Church. Rev. Jimmy Hammond officiating. Pallbearers: Thomas Lair, John Lair, David Kett, Michael Canfield, Gregory Todd and Jared McLeish. Burial will be in Girard Cemetery. Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home in Virden, IL in charge of arrangements. Please visit www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com to leave a comment for the family.