Mary Elizabeth Bolen, 80, of Kewanee, Il. died at 5:17 P.M. Thursday, September 26, 2013 at her home. Mary was born July 28, 1933 in Harrisburg, Il. the daughter of William Lee and Iva Marie (Jack) Bricker. The family moved to Chicago where she grew up.
Surviving are two daughters Holly Swearingen of Kewanee, Ashley (Jake) Hampton of Beaufort, S.C., one son Shawn Swearingen of Kewanee, fifteen grandchildren and one sister Eleanor Winget of Rensselaer, In.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a son William in infancy and one brother Willaim Charles Bricker.
She had been employed as a buyer/seller for a chemical company in Chicago and later was treasurer for Solo Cup Corp.
Mary enjoyed buying precious stones and making jewelry and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Cremation was accorded. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 P.M. Friday, October 4, 2013 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il. Pastor Dan Craig will officiate. Inurnment will be private for the family at a later date. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to St. Judes Children’s Hospital.