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LINCOLN -- Mary E. Ginter, 75, of
Mooresville, N.C., formerly of Elkhart, died Saturday, Aug. 28,
2010, at 7:20 p.m. at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in
Mooresville, surrounded in prayer by her three children.
Visitation in Lincoln will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday,
Sept. 2, at Fricke-Calvert- Schrader Funeral Home. The
rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3,
at St. John's Catholic Church in Cullom, with the
Rev. Thomas Shaw officiating. Visitation will be one
hour prior to the service.
Home is handling arrangements in Cullom.
Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Cullom.
Mrs. Ginter was an artist commissioned to do
paintings and doll clothing. Besides an already a
full plate of raising four children, she also worked
at the Pontiac Bank in Pontiac, Sesser True Value
Hardware in Sesser and managed the Marathon gas
station in Elkhart.
She was born July 20, 1935, at Onarga in Iroquois
County. Her parents were Earl and Marie Lange Cox.
She married Joseph E. Ginter on Dec. 5, 1959, in
Cullom. He preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 2006.
She is survived by two sons, Mark (and Diane)
Ginter of Ferdinand, Ind., and Daniel (and Sara)
Ginter of Lincoln; one daughter, Kathy Ginter of
Mooresville, N.C.; one brother, Gene (and Hilda) Cox
of Gilman; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and
nephews. Mary had a special final love of being with
the youngest grandchild, Isabella "Izzy" Marie
Ginter, for the first year of her life.
Besides her husband, a retired Illinois State
Police colonel, she was also preceded in death by
one son, Matthew Ginter, in 1977.
She was actively involved in St. Patrick's Catholic
Church of Elkhart, the Illinois State Police
Heritage Foundation, Illinois State Police retirees
and past president of the Needs and Goals
organization of Elkhart.
Her love of her family, incredible artistic
talent and strong spirituality were the basis of who
Mary was. She was a loyal friend and staunch
supporter of the law enforcement community.
Memorials may be made to the Mary Ginter
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