Mary Engel

May 31, 1940 ~ March 7, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Mary Engel Obituary

Mary Elizabeth "Marybeth" Engel, 83, of Serena, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2024 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 16, from 10:00am until 1:00pm at Ottawa Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will follow at 1:00pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Aux Sable Grove Cemetery at a later date. Cremation rites have been entrusted to Ottawa Funeral Home. 

Marybeth was born May 31, 1940, in Moline, IL, to Rolen Neil and Mary Dorothy (Seck) Searle. She married Charles Engel Sr. on June 14, 1985 at St. Patrick's Church in Ottawa. He passed away July 24, 2013. 

Marybeth became a nurse in 1975. She worked for the department of corrections from 1984 until 2003. After, she worked in Dr. Beck's office until her retirement at age 75. In her free time, she loved to travel, especially to Hawaii, Branson, and Galena. She was an excellent baker and cook and made the best pies and potato salad. She enjoyed reading and always had beautiful flowers. She loved her grandchildren beyond words. She had a special relationship with each and every one of them. She had a beautiful smile that would brighten any room, and was the most kindhearted and loving person. She was a great mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and will be dearly missed by her entire family. 

She is survived by her daughter, Vicky Engel; her grandchildren, Danielle Weeks, Kimberly Weeks, Lacy (Mike) Warren, Chadd (Mel) Engel, and Holly Crabbe; her great grandchildren, Ayden Weeks, Charles Engel, Ethan Crabbe, Rolen Engel, MaeveWarren, and Mealla Warren; her brother and sister in law, Clyde and Benita Weeks; her daughter in law, Denise Weeks; her step son, Charles Engel Jr.; her dog, Patches; her granddog, Bo; her cat, Mr. Pibb; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rolen and Mary; her husband, Charles Engel Sr.; her son, Rolen Weeks; her sister Barbara Gray; and her step daughter, Tina Angel. 

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March 16, 2024

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Ottawa Funeral Home
1111 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350

Funeral Service
March 16, 2024

1:00 PM
Ottawa Funeral Home
1111 LaSalle Street
Ottawa, IL 61350


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