Mary E. Stokes

ST. JOHN, Ind. — Mary E. Stokes, (nee Fretter), 83, late of St. John, Indiana, formerly of Park Forest, Illinois, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, passed away on November 8, 2019.

She was the beloved wife of Roger Stokes for 60 years, and loving mother of Nancy (Fred) Curtis, Jill (Marshall) Snell and the late David Rogers Stokes. A devoted grandmother of Nathan (Julia) Curtis, Nicole (John) Rioflorido, Collin (Alyssa) Curtis, Parian (Nick) Porter, Auburn Snell and Avalon Snell. A cherished great-grandmother of Charlie, Therese, Monica, Xavier and Madeline. And dear daughter of the late Albert J. “Dutch” and the late Elsie Fretter. She is also the aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Mary was a retired School Bus Driver for the Village of Matteson, Illinois. Mary had a wonderful sense of humor and a quick wit, which carried her through life, including an army wife and a caregiver for her son, David.

She loved reading, especially mystery novels. Mary loved bird watching and collecting bird houses. Mary came from an area in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan known as the “Copper Country”, and maintained lifelong friendships and a love for copper items.

Visitation is on Friday, November 15, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Services at 10:00 a.m. at the Elmwood Funeral Chapel 11300 West 97th Lane (1/2 block west of U.S. 41/Wicker Ave. at 97th Street) St. John, IN 46373.

Interment will be at Skyline Memorial Park and Crematory.