Mary M. Churchman nee Shanks, age 91, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on June 24th, 2020

Mary M. Churchman nee Shanks, age 91, of Lombard, passed away June 23, 2020 at her home.

Mary was the beloved wife of 58 years of the late George R. Churchman; dear mother of Karen (Sam) Shon of Cumming, Georgia, Kathy (Robert) Thomson of Bartlett and Patricia (Martin) Faivre of Elburn; proud grandmother of 7: Michael of Lombard, Stephanie of Georgia, Samuel of Georgia, Jeremy of Elburn, Hanna of Bartlett, Jacob of Elburn and Logan of Bartlett; great-grandmother of Selah of Georgia; loving sister of Margaret (Tom) Michael of Florida; life long friend of Ronald Murtaugh of Northlake; and many friends and relatives.

Mary was born in Chicago of parents who were from Glasgow, Scotland.  She had been a Lombard resident for over 60 years.

Mary was a member of the Lombard Moose #2350.  She retired in 2019 from Coker Services after over 30 years as their bookkeeper in Villa Park.

A Visitation will be held Sunday, June 28, from 2-7 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Funeral Service will be held Monday, June 29 at 11 AM at Brust Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst.

Donations in memory of Mary may be made to the American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Research, 1801 S. Meyers Road, Suite 100, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181.

Visit or call 888-629-0094 for information.


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Steve Topcewski says:


    I am better for having known you. Rest in peace..


  2. Donna & Bob Frytz says:

    Dear Mary,

    We have been neighbors for a long time and you will be missed dearly. God bless you. Rest in peace.

  3. Clare Faivre-Stevens says:

    Sincerest condolences and prayers for Mrs Churchman and the family! God Bless!

  4. I worked with Mary at Fuji Ent. in G.E. many yrs. ago, and always enjoyed her company! My condolences on your loss! We used to live in Lombard, too, but in years past I have resided in Batavia! So Sorry!
    Joanne Eichman Heuer

  5. Al capasso says:

    Favorite “big”cousin RIP


  6. Bob and Diane Michael says:

    Aunt Mary Had a beautiful soul and will be dearly missed . She had a spunk like no other. Not too much got by Aunt Mary and she loved the wooden spoon (Bob said) and I’m sure he felt it often. Lol
    Her Florida family will miss her visits but I know heaven is celebrating her arrival.
    We love you Aunt Mary, R.I.P

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