Mary Michelle Dickey, age 69, of Round Lake Beach, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
She was born February 28, 1945 in Chicago to Charles W. and Phyllis J. (Copp) Innis.
Mary grew up in the Round Lake area, and after her marriage, lived in Streamwood where she raised her family. She later returned to live in Round Lake Beach, where she has resided for over 15 years.
Mary completed nursing training, but soon found that she preferred to be a caregiver to the elderly. For many years, she took loving care of the elderly in their homes.
An active and involved parishioner of St. Joseph Church in Round Lake for many years, she enjoyed serving on the church decorating committee. Other enjoyments included flower gardening, for which she had a “green thumb”, and attending her granddaughter’s softball games to watch her play. She was very proud of her grandchildren, and loved being a part of their lives. Mary also was a dog lover for most of her lifetime. Mary will be remembered for her kind and compassionate nature, and will be greatly missed by her family.
Survivors include three children, Michael Dickey of Hanover Park, Joseph (Theresa) Dickey of Algonquin, and Sean Dickey of Elgin; four grandchildren, Anthony, Matt, Brian, and Megan; and a sister, Nora (Charlie Cyr) Kravec of South Carolina.
She was preceded in death by her father; a son, Matthew; a sister, Judy Tymowicz, and a brother, Charles “Chick” Innis.
Friends may visit with her family from 9 a.m. until the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, at St. Joseph Church, Round Lake.
Inurnment will take place at a later date in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville.
For those wishing to honor her memory, her family suggests memorials to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or to St. Joseph Church.
Arrangements entrusted to Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home. For information, call the funeral home at 847-546-3300, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.