Mary was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL. She was active in her church and in her community, serving with the Pre-Cana team and Marriage Encounter at St. James in Millstadt, with retreats at the King’s House in Belleville, and at church bingo and church picnics. She was chairman of the Schlachtfest at St. James in Millstadt and helped with school lunches at St. Joseph’s Grade School in Freeburg. Her hobbies included growing flowers, crocheting, and reading. She enjoyed animals and babysitting for her grandchildren. She loved her family, neighbors, and friends.
Mary was preceded in death by her first husband of 33 years, Ray Hoffman, whom she married on August 12, 1954, and who died on April 25, 1988; her second husband, Charles Ingles, whom she married on January 3, 1998, and who died on June 20, 2008; her parents, Leon C. and Dolores, nee Burkhardt, Bradley; four brothers, Edward Bradley, William Bradley, Leon Bradley, and Daniel Bradley; and a sister, Patricia Gerardi.
Surviving are her son and five daughters, Raymond Hoffman (Mollie Malone) of Belleville, IL,
Mary (Raymond) Edwards of Smithton, IL,
Vicky (Joseph) Byington of Edwardsville, IL,
Kathy (Rick) Engel of St. Jacob, IL,
Renee (Randall) Mehrmann of Millstadt, IL,
and Patricia (Shannon) Grunden of Seattle, WA;
15 grandchildren, Kenneth (Cristi) Kueck,
David and Randi Mehrmann,
Jamie, John, and Jessica Engel,
Kaitlyn, Felicity, Dante, and Patience Grunden,
Mary (Robert Lee III) Meehan, Elizabeth Edwards, and Renee Edwards,
and Raymond “Trey” Hoffman and Amy Hoffman;
seven great-grandchildren, Kameron, Courtney, Klayton, Gwyndylan,
Robert IV, Liam, and Raymond;
her brother, James (Mary) Bradley of Waterloo, IL;
her sister, Jane (Dennis) Voegle of Columbia, IL;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Parish Center. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL, with Father Mark Reyling officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.
We send our love and sympathy. We are so very sorry for your pain. You gave your mom the best gift possible, she knew she was loved. God bless you all.
Our faith assures us she is at peace and you will be with her again.
Tim and Debbie Gartner, St.Louis, MO, 63116
Our deepest sympathy to your family. We are so sorry for your loss. God bless you all!
Tony & Amanda Haungs, St. Peters, MO, 63376
My thoughts and prayers to the family in this time of sorrow. May God surround you with warmth and love
Cassy McCauley, Belleville, Il, 62220
Sending our love and support to the Edwards family and all the other loved ones of Mary Hoffman-Ingles, too. You are all in our prayers. We will be with you in spirit.
Janice and Gary Nester and Family, Shiloh, Illinois, 62226