Obituary-Mary J. Casillas


Mary J. Casillas, age 97, of Rock Falls, IL died Monday, June 3, 2024 at Resthave Home in Morrison.
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Mary was born December 26, 1926 in Sterling, the daughter of Evaristo and Juana (Negrate) Ramirez. She married Daniel Casillas on May 13, 1947 in Mexico. He preceded her in death on January 27, 2021. Mary was a homemaker and a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls where she was active with the Altar and Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Sterling Moose and CGH Auxiliary.

She is survived by eleven children, Dan Casillas of Chicago, Margaret Blakeslee of Rock Falls, Laura (Mike) Fitzgerald of Sterling, Gregory (Kathleen Wronka) Casillas of SC, Veronica (Wayne) Bailey of Rock Falls, Steven (Kathy) Casillas of Evergreen Park, David (Rachel) Casillas of WI, Mary (Robert) McCormick of Rock Falls, Fred Casillas of Rock Falls, Ann (Eric Crown) Casillas of Sterling, and Jessica White of Rock Falls; two sisters, Elsie Rivera of Rock Falls and Helen Ramirez of Morrison; two brothers, Joe Ramirez and Tom “Louie” (Yolanda) Ramirez both of Sterling; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Daniel L. Casillas; two sisters, Lucy Maldonado and Pat Ruiz; son-in-law, Ken Blakeslee; great granddaughter, Madison Fitzgerald.

Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 10 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls with Reverend Richard Russo officiating. There is no visitation. Inurnment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling.

A memorial has been established to St. Andrew Parish. To send flowers to the family of Mary , please visit the floral store.

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