Mary L. McHenry

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Mary L. McHenry, nee McGuire, 70, of Millstadt, IL, born February 14, 1954, in Massillon, OH, died Monday, April 8, 2024, at her residence.

Mrs. McHenry was a devoted military wife for 24 years, a loving mother and grandmother, and dedicated foster parent for 20 years. She worked with the Department of Children and Family Services as a foster parent specialist and was involved with their Angel Tree program and the Toys for Tots campaign where she ran the Christmas parties.

Mary enjoyed reading Danielle Steel books, working crossword puzzles, and solving Soduku puzzles. She was gifted with a crochet hook and created many items. She relaxed watching General Hospital, One Life to Live, All My Children, and visiting with her sister.

Mary was preceded in death by her father, John McGuire; her mother, Joyce, nee Evrit, Host; her mother-in-law, Mary L. McHenry; and maternal grandparents, Walter and Irene Evrit.

Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Louis E. McHenry;
six children, Melissa McHenry, Charity Marie (Brian) Werner, Brian L. (Krystal) McHenry, Sarah (Scott II) Conklin, Michael McHenry, and Scott McHenry;
16 grandchildren, Samantha Allan, Chase Bauer, Natalia Werner, Autumn Werner, Reid Werner, Caden McHenry, Lilly McHenry, Destiny Helton, Julietta Conklin, Maggie Conklin, Phoenix Conklin, Atreus Conklin, Gianna McHenry, Rue McHenry, Alyssa Williams, and Lilyanna Williams:
three sisters, Dorene (Gary) Ferryman, Diane (Chuck) Yarnell, and Connie (Rick) Stidd;
a brother, John McGuire;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or to the Wounded Warrior Project.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends and family may visit from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2024, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2024, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Burial of Mrs. McHenry’s cremains will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery at a later date.


2 Comments on Mary L. McHenry

Chuck Miller said : Guest Report Apr 09, 2024 at 10:10 PM

Knowing Mary since 1984, she was very kind to me and I will always remember her for that and her many qualities as a Mother. She always made me feel welcome and special. Her loss was a total shock, yet I know she is with God now and will always be in our hearts forever. My prayers and love go out to all of her family who are struggling with the pain and sudden loss of their loved one...she will be dearly missed.

  • Greer
  • South Carolina
Frank Blacharczyk said : Guest Report Apr 09, 2024 at 3:08 PM

So sorry to hear of Mary's passing. She was very supportive of me and my late wife as we went through the foster care program with our two adopted daughters.

  • O'fallon
  • Illinois

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