Mary Whitley 84 of Champaign, IL, transitioned from this life on April 18, 2021 at OSF Urbana. Mary was born October 30, 1937 in Tchula, Mississippi to JW Dales and Mel Zine Purnell Semmons. Mary retired from the University of Illinois Dining Services Department after many years of faithful service. She enjoyed cooking, crossword puzzles and watching Country Westerns. Mary leaves to cherish her loving memory, her children: Gofart Whitley, Ricky Whitley, Marilyn Whitley, Danny Whitley and Troy Whitley, 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by one son Elazer Whitley.
A Celebration of Life will commence at 12:00 Noon, Friday, April 30, 2020 at Leek & Sons Funeral Home, 1215 West Bradley Ave, Urbana. A visitation will begin at 11:00 am until the start of the service. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Leek & Sons Funeral Home-Urbana, in charge of service.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions will be enforced.
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