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Mary Wille

Mary Wille, 89, of Troy, IL, born Thursday, August 3, 1933 in Harvard, IL and passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL.

Mary attended St. Luke’s Methodist Church, Maryville, IL.  She retired from the Triad School District with a 37 year teaching career.  Mary enjoyed playing cards with her many card club friends throughout the years, trivial pursuit and jigsaw puzzles, playing word games and reading a good book.  She was a volunteer for many years at Anderson Hospital.  She was always ready to watch a Cubs baseball game.  Most of all she loved her family, her children and grandchildren and the time she spent with them.  She enjoyed her many pet dogs over the years as well.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale T. “Ping” Wille whom she married July 1, 1960 in Carbondale, IL and he passed away on May 10, 2003; her parents, Louis and Lula (nee Bottlemy) Grivett; and her brother, Richard Grivett.

Surviving are her children, Suzanne (Larry) Chapa of Libertyville, IL, David (Pam) Wille of Highlands Ranch, CO and Rob (Gina) Wille of Edwardsville, IL; her grandchildren, Ryne and Maya Wille; brother, Don (Pat) Grivett; sisters, Anna Jones, Pat Henrys and Helen (Jim) McClure.

Memorials may be made to Triad District Teachers Scholarship Fund, In memory of Mary Wille, 203 E. Throp Street, Troy, IL  62294.  Online expressions of sympathy may be made at

Visitation for Mary will be 9:30 to 11 am on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Richeson Funeral Home, Troy, IL.

Funeral services will be held 11 am Saturday at Richeson Funeral Home, Troy, IL, with Rev. Kim Stuby officiating.  Interment will be in Friedens Cemetery, Troy, IL


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