Mary Jane Mowbray, 68, of Peoria, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Jane was born on February 12, 1945 in Peoria, IL to Charles and Dorothy Puffer. She grew up in Bradford, IL where she met her future husband, Steve, in the seventh grade at St. John's School. They married on June 11, 1966 in Bradford. Jane and Steve enjoyed 47 wonderful years of marriage together. Jane is survived by Steve and their four children, Todd (Sherri) Mowbray of Washington, IL, Scott (Karina) Mowbray of Champaign, IL, Kristen (Jon) Mowbray Hawk of Champaign, IL and Michelle (Matt) Reed of Springfield, IL. She has six grandchildren who adored her immensely; Tyler and Kayla Mowbray, Madeline and Meredith Reed, Kennedy and Kendall Mowbray. Jane had a very special way about her and touched many lives. She volunteered on the St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run and was always willing to help her friends and family. Jane received the City of Washington "Good Neighbor" Award for which she was nominated by those friends who loved her dearly. Jane's passion in life was her family. She considered her family to be her greatest accomplishment. Grandma Jane always said, "You can hold a child's hand for a while, but their hearts forever." Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 10am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Peoria. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery in Bradford. Memorials may be made in Jane's honor to the