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Mary L. Amann

September 12, 1927 ~ March 15, 2020 (age 92)


Mary L. Amann, 92, of Hamilton, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Unity Point Health in Keokuk, Iowa.

Mary was born September 12, 1927, in rural Nauvoo, Illinois, the daughter of Carl and Augusta Wilkens.  Mary was united in marriage with Paul Amann on March 5, 1946, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Nauvoo, Illinois.  He preceded her in death in 1994.

She was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She was also a day care provider for thirty years touching many lives.  She loved her family and also each of the children she opened her home to.  Each of those children held a special place in her heart.

Mary is survived by seven children, M. Jane (Dennis) Wolgemuth of Nauvoo; Phil (Janet) Amann of Hamilton, Jim (Debra) Amann of Hamilton, Susan (Greg) Bolton of Hamilton, Theresa (John) Mason of Hamilton, Mark (Becky) Amann of Pittsfield and Sarah (Jeff) Oberman of Fenton, Missouri; seventeen grandchildren, Anthony (Connie) Wolgemuth, Amy (John) Hellige, Gay (Bryan) Hoffman, Bradley (Julie) Bell, Kimberly (Bill) Sikes, Angela Miller, Tarah Amann, Matt Amann, Josh (Cindy) Heitman, Jessica (Jeff) Dowdall, Danny Bolton, Kendall (Emily) Bush, Isaac Amann, Mackenzie Amann, Ryan (Courtney) Oberman, Paul Oberman and Anne Oberman; twenty-two great grandchildren with one expected late spring and four great great grandchildren with one expected in late spring; one sister-in-law, Ann Wilkens; several cousins; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Paul; brothers, Ambrose and Charles in infancy and Joseph and Carl Junior; sisters, Irene and Jeanie and her beloved nephew, Monsignor Greg Ketcham.

Mary was a wonderful mother, mentor and friend to many.  She will be greatly missed.


Private graveside services will be held for immediate family.  When allowed visitation and a memorial mass will be conducted.  Memorials may be directed to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hamilton, Illinois or the Keokuk Area Hospital Foundation.  Printy Funeral Home of Hamilton is in charge of arrangements.

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