Mary Ann Konrad died at St. John’s Hospital at 10:04 am on Friday, February 28, 2014. She was born on June 26, 1943 in Kansas City, KS, the daughter of Tom and Frances Dunbar. She moved to Springfield in 1945 attended Enos Grade School and Ursuline Academy. She obtained an Associate’s Degree from Lincoln land community College. From UIS she obtained a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Masters of Arts Degree in Psychology.
She worked in the Psychiatry Department at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, where she worked primarily with and developed programs for patients with Developmental disabilities and Psychiatric problems.
She was preceded in death by her parents and by her brothers, Joe, John and Tom Dunbar.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. Horst R. Konrad; brothers, Dick Dunbar of San Jose, CA, Gary (Donna) Dunbar of Chatham and Bob (Lynda) Dunbar of Springfield; her children, Joseph Shields of Springfield, Angela (Steve) Huddle of Springfield; step-children, Emmeric (Faye) Konrad of Los Angeles, CA, Dawn (Mark) Konrad Martin of Portland OR and Michael (Avis) Konrad of Tucson AZ; grandchildren, Matthew Konrad, Nick Shields, Samantha Stengel, Abigail Shields and Ryan Huddle and step-grandchildren, Sophia Konrad, Jessica Martin and Isabell Konrad and several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Throughout her life Mary Ann focused on her children and grandchildren. She excelled in sports including gymnastics, ice and roller skating, wind surfing and boating.
She loved children, cooking, entertaining and travelling in Europe, Asia and South America. She was an avid reader and participated in educational activities.
Memorial Gathering: 11 am – 1 pm Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home.
Memorials may be given to University of Illinois In Springfield.