Mary J Edwards Babyar age 90

Written by Brust Funeral Home on May 4th, 2017

Babyar, MaryMary J Edwards Babyar age 90, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the home of her eldest son John Babyar in Rogers Arkansas. She was proceeded in death by her loving husband John Milan Babyar in August of 1990. A wake and funeral service celebrating Mary’s life will be held at Brust Funeral Home 305 S. Princeton, Villa Park Illinois on Monday, May 8th beginning at 8:30am until time of Funeral Service 10:00 A.M. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Stickney, Illinois.

Mary is survived by her loving children John (Joan) of Rogers Arkansas, James of Skokie Illinois, William (Barbara) of West Chicago Illinois and Milan (Marilynn) of Goodyear Arizona.

Her beloved Grandchildren are Kristen (Joel), Aaron (Marquette), Joshua (Joanna), David (April), Amanda (Alex), Julie, Jeanette (Christopher), Steven and William; her dear great grandchildren: Michael, Benjamin, John, Reagan, Macye, Payton, Zoe, London, Kaila, Ava, Elijah, Luke, Farren, Ryan, Samuel, Eleanor and Zachary. Mary also had many nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.

Born on January 12, 1927 to John and Mary Edwards in Grayville Illinois. Mary was the youngest of 5 girls. Her four sisters proceeded her in death, their names were Doris, Glendola, Barbara and Wanda.

Mary also lived in Evansville Indiana, Clay City Illinois, and in Tennessee where she attended Bob Jones High School. There she developed a strong Christian Foundation. At about the age 16, Mary moved to live with her sister Glendola in Forest Park Illinois.  In 1946 she met the man that would be her husband, John Milan Babyar.  They were married April 12, 1947 in Berwyn Illinois. While living in Cicero, they had two children John and James. In 1954 they moved to Villa Park Illinois where they had two more sons William and Milan. Mary and John raised their 4 boys in Villa Park and eventually Elmhurst Il. They were active members of the 1st Baptist church of Elmhurst for many years. Mary was associated with various Christian Women’s groups during her lifetime. She had many close friends during these years, most of which have proceeded her in death.  Mary brought, love, kindness, gentleness and acceptance in the lives that she touched throughout her lifetime. Mary was the driving force in laying the message of salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord In her sons, her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and friends and acquaintances throughout her lifetime.


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