Mary Frances Berck, 95 of Taylorville, IL passed away at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville. She was born on December 24, 1919 in Taylorville, IL; the daughter of Frank and Anna (Tolle) Collingwood. She married Alfred H. Berck on December 24, 1941. He preceded her in passing on January 2, 2003. Mary worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company as a proof-reader. She and her husband Al were very active in the Boy Scouts of America Troop #67, where she kept all the records and all the supplies well stocked. She was usually the only woman at the campgrounds. She was also the local distributor for the Illinois State Journal-Register. Mary was a member of Davis Memorial Christian Church in Taylorville and an active member of the You And I Class Party (Sunday School) and a member of the Navy Mothers Club of America.
She is survived by her sons, Alfred H. (Pat) Berck of Waring, Texas, Rev. Dale A. (Helen) Berck of Chesterfield, IL and David B. (Linda) Berck of Taylorville, IL; twelve grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded by her parents, husband, Alfred; foster-son, Bill Dunn; brothers, Ray Collingwood and Merl Collingwood.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Sutton Memorial Home In Taylorville with Rev. Tiney Walker officiating. A funeral procession will be leaving Sutton Memorial Home at 1:00p.m. for the burial and committal services which will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015 at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield.
Memorials may be made to: Davis Memorial Christian Church, 1500 W. Franklin St.,
Taylorville, IL 62568
Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, Illinois
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