Mary Hudson

Mary Hudson

URBANA – Mary Lois Hudson, 96, of Urbana died at 1:10 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 4, 2012) peacefully at home with family at her side.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana.

There will be no public visitation. Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory, Urbana, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Hudson was born Feb. 10, 1916, in Bloomington, the daughter of Dr. Daniel and Ethel Martin Cole. She married Fred W. Hudson on Jan. 2, 1938, in Urbana. He died in 1994.

Survivors include three daughters, Judy (Jack) Reese of Rockaway Beach, Mo., Patricia (Ken) Watson of Urbana and Mary Ellen (Paul) Anderson of Homer; one son, James (Sherry) Hudson of Farmer City; seven grandchildren; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Robert, and one great-grandchild.

Mrs. Hudson was a 63-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the 8 and 40. She volunteered over 2,500 hours at the Danville Veterans Medical Center.

She was an avid reader and swimmer who enjoyed spending time at their cabin on Mattoon Lake during the summer and at their winter home in Florida.

The family would especially like to thank her caregivers Jan Bohlen and Lucinda Collins for their care and wonderful support.

Memorial contributions may be made to Carle Hospice.

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