Mary was born on March 23, 1942 in Franklin County to John and Jean (Crawford) Monroe. She married Howard Prout in Marion in 1988. He survives of Tunnel Hill.
Mary loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. She liked to crochet, travel and work in her garden and enjoyed cooking for family and friends. Mary will be missed by all.
Survivors include her children: Michael J. Noel (Kris) of Dallas, TX, Michelle Noel Laird of Marion, IL, Melissa Noel Koinzan of Dallas, TX and Mark Noel (Melissa) of Salem, IL. Step-children: Gary Prout of Tunnel Hill, IL, Cher Prout of Cartersville, GA and Mark Prout of Atlanta, GA. Grandchildren: Ethan, Aidan, Henry, Tavish, Noel, Seth, Sean, Will, Emma, Henry, Katie, Devin, Casey and Cole. And great grandsons Jet and Aiden.
She is also survived by two brothers: Bill Monroe (Ann) of Olney, IL and Jack Monroe (Judy) of Benton.
She was preceded in death by her parents
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 10:30am at Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be on Friday, October 9, 2015 from 5pm-8pm at Blue Funeral Home in Marion.
Memorial donations are suggested to Celtic Hospice and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/ 1704 N. Court/ Marion, IL 62959. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www,bluefuneralhome.com