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[SEPT. 5, 2006]  Mary Lou McCarthy, 76, formerly of Atlanta, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, at 11:10 a.m. at St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Atlanta United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Steve Anderson and Andy Glass officiating. Additional visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Burial will be in Atlanta Cemetery.

Mrs. McCarthy was employed at Kroger in Lincoln and had previously worked in Bloomington as a waitress for many years.

She was born March 29, 1930, in Tomah, Wis., to George and Delta Sutcliff Wintler. She married William E. McCarthy on Dec. 8, 1948, in Aurora, and he died March 3, 1976.

She is survived by two sons, Ronald (and Kathy) McCarthy of Gilbert, Ariz., and William E. (and Neda) McCarthy of Lincoln; two daughters, Carolyn (and Robert D. Sr.) Gaston of Lincoln and Susan (and Brett) Glaser of Bloomington; two sisters, Carolyn (and Floyd) Gollnick of Kenosha, Wis., and Shirley Beavers of Cave-In-Rock; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Steven I. McCarthy.

She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary.

She was a beloved daughter, wife, sister, grandma, great-grandma and friend.

Memorials may be made to VNA Hospice Care of Illinois or the American Cancer Society.

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