Mary Choate

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Mary Belle Choate, nee Woodard, of Belleville, IL, born on January 17, 1933, in Nashville, TN, died on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at her residence.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, George L. Choate, whom she married on June 12, 1948, and who died on July 9, 2010; her parents, Rev. Cecil and Clara, nee Madgert, Woodard; five brothers, Edwin, Bennie, Robert, Carneal, and David; and three sisters, Winnie, Mildred, and Nina.

She is survived by a son, George R. (Carolyn) Choate;
a daughter, Jenniveve Choate;
two grandsons, David Michael Schaefer and Jason Matthew Schaefer;
and a great-granddaughter, McKenzie Schaefer.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral: Private family services will be held.

Entombment at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.


2 Comments on Mary Choate

Betsy Welch Stoops said : Guest Report Oct 16, 2022 at 11:04 AM

Jenny and family so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. We Welch’s have many fond memories with your family. Stay strong!🙏🙏

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Bob Simpson said : Guest Report Oct 16, 2022 at 10:49 AM

Carolyn and George - sorry to read about George's mother - please accept my sympathy - may God bless you both

  • Smithton
  • Il

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