FOLEY, Mary Katherine
69, from Springfield, died Nov. 17, 2021 at the Northwood Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Home after poor health last year. She is born
On October 10, 1952, at Springfield City Hospital, the daughter of the late Charles Joseph and Ann Elizabeth (Donohoe) Foley. Mary grew up in Springfield and attended St. Raphael School and Catholic Central High School where she was proud to be a member of the Class of 1970. In high school, she volunteered as a candy tracer at the school. Springfield City Hospital. After high school, she went to work at White Motor Corp. where she was honored as Secretary of the Year. When White Motor moved from Springfield, she continued to work as a secretary in medical offices and later in Meijer. Mary Kay was a life member of St. Raphael Catholic Church and the fourth generation to belong to it. His family roots from his mother’s family were the Donohoes and his father’s family were the
Foleys. Both arrived in the United States in the 1860s.
Donohoe’s belonged to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Mary Kay is one of 31 first cousins, all born in Springfield. Survivors
include her brother, Terry and Julie Foley, Springfield, nieces and nephews, Tara and Mike Cooper, Tim and Sharon Foley, both of Cincinnati, Stephanie Stone, of Columbus and Chris Foley, of Douglas, MI; great-nieces and nephews, Eve, Ben, Rose Katherine, Jude, Ryan, Juliana, Zoe and Christopher; 31 cousins ââincluding two very special cousins ââPatti Adams, Springfield and Maureen Ervin, Woodbury, MN. She was predeceased by her parents and two brothers, Charles Raphael and Raymond Joseph Foley. The family would like to thank the Springfield Regional Medical Center, Northwood Nursing Home and Conroy Funeral Home for their wonderful care. They also wish to thank all those in the community of the Catholic Church who have brought her Communion, visited her and supported her over the years. Visits will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME. The Christian Burial Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Monday in St. Raphael Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Saint-Bernard cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish can contribute to the memory of Mary at St. Raphael, Catholic Central or St. Vincent DePaul Church.