Mary Elizabeth Bresh; 70 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 3:49 p.m. at Life’s Journey Senior Living Center in Taylorville. She was born on October 1, 1946 in Taylorville, Ill. the daughter of George Edward and Marcella Arlene (Durbin) Bresh. She graduated from St. Mary’s School, Taylorville High School and Anderson College in Anderson, Indiana. She received her masters towards her teaching degree in Louisiana. She was a member of Faith Community Church in Taylorville, Ill. and she loved her Christian faith, family, friends, children and animals. She taught elementary school in Hodge and Jonesboro Louisiana for 30 years.
Mary was survived by her siblings: Shirley Tarrant, Georgianna (Jerry) Pagliai and Marlena Gartshore. She also has several nieces and nephews including Debbie (Dave) Hill, Doug (Maureen) Tarrant, Brian Tarrant, Steve (Cindy) Tarrant, Joe (Melanie) Tarrant, Stephanie (Tony) Verardi, Kim (Tim) Metsker, Jeana (Steve) Lomprez, Tina (Brad) Chamness; close friends Jamie Penrod of Taylorville, Ill.; Judy Greer of Quitman, La., several great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, nephew Greg Tarrant and brother-in-Law Joe Tarrant.
Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville With Pastor Jerry Thorpe officiating.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.