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Mary Alice Gerlach

Mary Alice Gerlach


Mary Alice (Neal) Gerlach, 87, of Sparta, IL, born on September 4, 1932 in Sparta, IL, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020 at the Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.

Mary Alice was a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Sparta, IL.  She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them any chance she was able.

She was preceded in death by her husband Howard Gerlach. Parents – Adelbert and Ora (Candler) Neal.  Brothers – Robert Neal; Norman Neal; Jack Neal.

Mary Alice is survived by Three Children – Kathy (Mark) McConachie of Sparta, IL; Kim (Delbert) Renner of Sparta, IL; Kenny (Amy) Gerlach of Webster Groves, MO. Many Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church in Sparta, IL.

Funeral:  Private graveside services will be held for the family at Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL.

Interment:  Burial will be held at Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Jim and Carol Haury says:

    Kenny, Kim and Kathy and families, so sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing. She was a special lady and very nice to our Brad.

  2. Lee Anne (Hille) Martin says:

    Oh, Kathy and Kim, and family, We just learned of your Mom’s passing. So sorry of her loss! She was the sweetest lady and best friend to Juanita, our Mom! Mom will miss talking to her so much! Heart felt condolences!

  3. Perry Brooks says:

    Sorry for the loss of your Mother, Prayers for your family!

  4. Tim Culp says:

    So sorry to hear about Mary Alice. Such a sweet lady!!

  5. Lori Reinhardt-Turner says:

    Kathy, Kim, Kenny – so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. You’re all in my prayers.

  6. Mike Higgerson says:

    Kathy and family, just want you to know you have our sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Pastor Mike and Carolyn and Church family.

  7. Larry McGuire says:

    My condolences to the family.

  8. Shalla McBride says:

    Mary Alice is missed so much. She was one amazing, kind, caring, and sweet woman. I’m so very blessed to have known her and hot to call her family. My prayers are with you all.

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