PRINCETON — Mary M. Taets, 90, formerly of Sheffield, a resident of Liberty Village in Princeton, died there on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.
Mary Van Poucke was born March 19, 1922, in Erie, Ill., the daughter of Oscar and Clara (Van Lancker) Van Poucke. She graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing, Kewanee, in 1943 and worked there as a nurse for a few years after graduating. On Sept. 25, 1946, she married Marvin Taets in Kewanee. He survives.
She is a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Sheffield, and the Altar and Rosary Society of the church. She is also a member of St. Francis Nurse Alumni Association. Mary had been an active 4-H leader for several years. She loved sewing and cooking for family and friends. In her later years she enjoyed playing games and cards and doing word searches.
Survivors include her husband, Marvin, of Princeton; two daughters, Jean Ann (James) Carter of Morris and Nancy (Larry) Dynes of Atkinson; two sons, Dennis R. (Sharyn) Taets of Horseheads, N.Y., and Gary (Peggy) Taets of Sheffield; 10 grandchildren, Adam (Danielle) Carter, Sarah (Joe) Kampe, Scott (Jill) Dynes, Matt (Amanda) Dynes, Tracey (Casey) Carton, Jenifer (Bill) Congdon, Jonathan (Crystal) Taets, Michele Taets, Carrie (Bill) Northcott and Kimberly (David) Hexter; and 12 great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, John Patrick, Ethan, Justin, Jackson, Bennett, Callen, Devin, Alexandria, Logan, Cole and Dominic. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Elvera Taets and Lynn Van Poucke. Mary was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Raymond.
A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Sheffield, with Father Mark Miller officiating Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Sheffield.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Sheffield, where a rosary will be recited at 4:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Mary Taets Memorial Fund.
A video tribute may be viewed and condolences expressed by visiting Mary’s obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.