Mary Lois Davidson, age 68, of Crystal Lake, died suddenly on Saturday, June 9, 2010 at Centegra Hospital – McHenry, after a heart attack at her home in Crystal Lake.
She was born February 24, 1941 in Effingham, Illinois to Arthur and Katherine (Behrns) Spieler, and lived as an only child with her parents. As a young girl she lived in Dietrich, IL with an extended family of parents, grandparents, an uncle and an aunt. She moved to Effingham with her mother after the death of her father, where she remained throughout her high school years.
She graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in 1961 with her associate degree as a Dental Hygienist. She married Allen Davidson on June 17, 1962 and they had 47 wonderful years together as husband and wife. She practiced her profession until she became a stay at home mother in 1966 when her only child, Carla, was born. Since 1972 the family has lived in rural Crystal Lake. Throughout her life she enjoyed interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds. In several restaurants in the area she became known as the penny lady for giving five bright shiny pennies to young children who behaved themselves while eating with their family. However, her most important relationship was with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Survivors include her husband, Allen Loy Davidson of Crystal Lake; and her daughter Carla Jean Davidson of Midland, MI.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, Il 60050.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 14, at the McHenry Evangelical Free Church, 2614 N. Ringwood Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The Rev. Cal Hiebert officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the memorial fund of the McHenry Evangelical Free Church.
Interment will be private.
For more information call the funeral home at 815-385-2400 or you may send the family on-line condolence at www.justenfh.com.