Mary Catherine (Smith) Capps

Born: Thu., Sep. 26, 1935
Died: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018


Family to do services at later date


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Mary Catherine Smith Willard Capps, age 83, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Liberty Village in Pittsfield, IL.  Mary Catherine was born on September 26, 1935 in Martinsburg, IL, the daughter of Michael L. and Mary Agnes Sullivan Smith.

Mary Catherine worked as a Dental Assistant for Dr. Galloway for 33 years.  She was a former member of the Pittsfield Red Hat Society, the St. Mary’s Alter Society, the Pittsfield Nite I H.C.E. Unit, and her fun-loving canasta group.  Until her illness, she was an active member of the Lunch Bunch H.C.E. Unit.

She is survived by her husband, Harold T. Capps; granddaughter, Shelby Grace Willard and Shelby’s mother, Lynn Cwikla; stepdaughter, Lisa (Jeff) Cox and step-son, Dean (Nancy) Capps; step grandchildren, Adam (Juli) Cox, Sarah (Robbie) Denbow, Jeremy (Bailey) Capps; as well as several step great grandchildren.  Also surviving are a brother, Mark (Rebecca) Smith and sister-in-law, Donna Smith; nieces, Kim (Mike) Hoffmann and Teresa (David) Higus; nephews, Brad (Jane) Smith and Roger (Sharon) Graves; as well as great nieces and nephews, and many beloved cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Wayland Willard; son, Michael Todd Willard; brother, Michael W. Smith, and stepdaughter Lila Capps.

As per Mary Catherine’s wishes, cremation was accorded.  The family will host a Celebration of Life at a later date in November.  Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Alter Society or to Calvary Cemetery.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Mary's memory to the following organizations:

Calvary Cemetery

St. Mary's Altar Society

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Cathy Bollegar
   Posted Mon November 05, 2018
So loved this lady. Grest sense of humor. Prayers to the family. Sorry for your loss Putter

Janice Swartz
   Posted Tue November 06, 2018
Sorry for your loss

Agnes Peile
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
So sorry for your loss.

Roger and Sharon Graves
   Posted Tue November 13, 2018
Harold, Donna, Mark and Becky, Lynn and Shelby Grace,
So very sorry for your loss. Aunt Catherine was sure a wonderful person and always made you feel welcome. She was a wonderful Mother and Grandmother who had special love for children. We stopped by nursing home over the summer and enjoyed visiting with her. She will be missed! Sending our prayers and love to everyone.

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