Mary Ann Ford, 80, of Urbana passed away early in the morning on Wednesday, May 8, 2020 at Brookdale Assisted Living.
Mary Ann was born on March 19, 1940 to parents Ralph & Mary Jane (Hull) McGuire. She was a graduate of Central High School & was self-employed for a brief time before working at May True Value. After working at the hardware store, Mary Ann worked at the Student Union Hotel for the U of I for almost 10 years before retiring. Mary Ann was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Philo IL & a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Urbana IL as well. Mary Ann made a positive impact on all those around her & she is best known for her love, compassion and generosity for others. On March 10, 1996 Mary Ann married Fredrick Ford in Champaign IL. He preceded her in death. Also, preceding Mary Ann in death are her parents & her brother Thomas McGuire.
Survivors include her sister: Patricia Pickel of Iowa; her daughters: Joyce Humes (Darrin) of Ivesdale, IL & Vickey Blakey (Ron) of Mahomet IL; her grandchildren: Matt Blakey, Mark Blakey, & Aiden Humes; & 5 great grandchildren.
A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at Renner Wikoff Chapel in Urbana. We please ask that any visitors wear a mask and avoid any handshaking, hugging, kissing, or touching. We will be allowing 10 visitors into the building at a time and there will be a staff member at the entrance providing guidance.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Thoughts & memories can be offered at rennerwikoff.com.
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