Breaking News Bar

Mary Elizabeth McGuire of Shawneetown

  • Mary McGuire

    Mary McGuire

updated: 11/29/2018 11:27 AM

Mary Elizabeth McGuire, age 89 and a lifelong Shawneetown resident, passed on this life Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 in the Villas of Hollybrook in Harrisburg with her loving son Joe by her side.

Mary was born in Shawneetown on Jan. 27, 1929 to the late Earl and Laura (Bartley) Morris.

On April 29, 1958 at St. Patrick's Church in the Pond Settlement, she married the love of her life, Bill McGuire, who preceded her in death in 1990.

Mary worked many years at the courthouse and helped her husband Bill with their business for many years, McGuire Oil. She was a longtime member of the Shawneetown First Baptist Church and most recently attended Liberty Baptist Church. She was an avid reader, loved to garden, cook and cross stitch. Her real love, though, was her family, especially raising her son, Joe. She will be missed.

Mary is survived by her son, Joe McGuire of Florida; a brother, Charles Morris of Harrisburg; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was also preceded in death by brothers George "Boy" and Ray Morris; and sisters, Mamie Snyder, Opal Orman and Dorothy Haenlein.

The funeral service for Mary will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown. The family will receive friends after 9 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Jack Hall and the Rev. Ron Reed will officiate, and she will be laid to rest next to her husband in the St. Patrick Cemetery near Ridgway.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or the National Kidney Foundation. You may leave a note of comfort to the family at

Search Carbondale Times