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Mary L. Bierbaum

November 2, 1916 - July 1, 2009

BLOOMINGTON – Mary L. Bierbaum, 92, of Bloomington, formerly of Springfield, died at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at

St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Bloomington.

She was born Nov. 2, 1916, in Springfield, the daughter of John and Anna Louise Snow Redding. She married Frederick Dennis Bierbaum in 1938; he preceded her in death on July 9, 1995.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; and four sisters.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara (Peter) Welsh of Springfield and Mary Kay (Jon) Shiffer of Bloomington; a son, Dennis (Kathy) Bierbaum of Springfield; 12 grandchildren, Beth Freleigh, Lori Sample, Steve Welsh, Barry Welsh, Scott Welsh, Kelly Welsh, Brett Welsh, Kate Padilla, Adria Vincent, Jon Bierbaum, Jackie Bierbaum and Joshua Bierbaum; 17 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; two sisters,

Eileen Sieveking of Indianapolis and Patricia (Don) Singleton of Green Valley, Ariz.; a special sister-in-law, Catherine Calwell of Sherman; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mary was a lifelong resident of Springfield until the past 5 years. She worked for the International Shoe Factory for 10 years and retired from Sangamo Electric Co. after 28 years. She was a housekeeper at Ss. Peter and Paul Rectory.

She was a past member of Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Springfield and recently a member of Holy Trinity in Bloomington. She was a member of Legion of Mary, and she enjoyed flower arranging.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be conducted at 4:45 p.m. and a Rosary service at 6:45 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Church in Springfield, with

Monsignor Thomas Holinga officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Medical Center, 2200 E. Washington St., Bloomington, IL 61701.

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