In Memory

Mary Lou Ponton (Minard)

Mary Lou (Ponton) Minard, died Sunday (July 18, 1999) at Loyola Hospital in Maywood. Visitation for Mary Lou Minard, 55, of Watseka, will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at Baier Funeral Home, Watseka. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m.Thursday
by the Rev. Lee Ryan, at St. Edmund's Catholic Church, Watseka, where she was a member. Burial will be in st. John The Baptist Cemetery in L'Erable. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association to the donor's choice. She was born Oct. 3, 1943 in Martinton Township, the daughter of Thomas and Opal Parks Ponton. Surviving are her husband, Maurice Minard, whom she married Oct. 10, 1964 in Crescent City; two sons, Timothy and Anthony Minard of Watseka; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Betty and George Waters of Aroma Park, Carol and Delbert Onnen of Watseka and Lynn Anne Ponton of Wilmette; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Rick and Kathy Ponton of Pittwood, Stephen Ponton of AZ and Thomas and Denees Ponton of VA; and many nieces and nephews. Her parents and one brother are deceased. She enjoyed crafts, dolls and yard work. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery, L'Erable. Pallbearers were Gary, James and Larry Minard, Brandon and Leland Ponton and Chris Trombleg.

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04/23/12 01:30 PM #1    

Maureen Sampson (Nodruff)

I don't remember when Mary Lou came to WCHS but I do remember when she came to Saint Edmund's Catholic Church. Mary Lou joined the Study Club and the church choir and saved me from having to sing alto alone  Kay Damler and MaryEllen Truitt from our little choir will remember her fondly.  She was a kind, sweet, and very shy friend.  I also remember she had an unreturnable serve in volleyball.  ;(I don't know where that image came from, but it is very distinct in my memory).  She also had a wicked sense  of humor.  Rest in Peace, friend.


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