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Mary E Cates-Palica

May 24, 1944 — November 11, 2017

Mary E. Cates-Palica, 73, of rural Attica died at 2:32 P. M. Saturday November 11, 2017 at St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital. She was born May 24, 1944 at Danville, IL the daughter of Harold Leon and Angela D. (Mackiewicz) Cates.

She was a graduate of Nazareth Academy, Lagrange, IL and Oak Park Nursing Academy. She was a nurse thirty years working at University of Illinois Ambulatory Care.  She resided at Mokena, IL for many years and moved to Attica four years ago.  She was a member of the Catholic Church.  She enjoyed horses and was a member of American Saddle Horse Association.

Mary married John C. (Jack) Palica February 16, 1985 at Chicago and he survives. Also surviving is a daughter Carrie Sloboda (Bob Frerich).  She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services 2:00 P. M. EDT Friday November 17, 2017 at Shelby Funeral Home, Covington with Father Samuel Futral officiating. Private burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Danville, IL.  Visitation Noon until time of services at 2:00 P. M.  Memorials requested to Alzheimer’s Association.  Condolences to the family:


Shelby Funeral Home

Friday, November 17, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 622 3rd Street
Covington, Indiana 47932 Directions Funeral Service

Shelby Funeral Home

Friday, November 17, 2017 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM 622 3rd Street
Covington, Indiana 47932 Directions
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