Alton, IL


Mary M. Light

Mary M. Light, 77, passed away at 4:55 am Sunday March 19, 2017 at home with her family by her side while under the excellent care of BJC Hospice.

She was born on December 20, 1939 in Alton, IL the daughter of Edwin Mackeldon and Virginia Knight.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton for over 20 years and retired from the Mold Shop after more than 30 years of service. She was a diehard Chicago Cubs fan and was so proud to be able to see them win the World

She is survived by two sisters, Jean Heiserman of South Roxana and Amy Garrett of Jerseyville; two brothers, Edwin Mackelden Jr. of Blytheville, AR and Jerry & Gloria Mackelden of Jacksonville, FL; several nephews and one niece; and a dear friend, Rita Conley, dear friends, Marie Garner, and Dan & Carol Garner

She was preceded in death by her father and step mother, Edwin & Eliza Mackelden, her mother and step father, Virginia & Noel Downing; and a dear friend, Dorothy B. Galligos.

Funeral services will be held at 9 am Friday March 24, 2017 at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens Chapel.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or to 5A’s.


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