Mt. Vernon Register-News

January 15, 2014

Mary Kathleen Hollensbe

The Register-News

---- — Mary Kathleen Hollensbe, 84, of Mt. Vernon, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

She was born May 30, 1929, in Indianapolis and graduated with the class of 1947, at Washington High School.

On July 1, 1950, she was united in marriage to S.R. Hollensbe at the Second Friends Church in Indianapolis and relocated to Southern California for several years before returning to the Midwest.

Mary Kathleen is survived by three children, Heidi Hollensbe, Dean Hollensbe and wife Mary Jo and Jadie Hollensbe-Titterton and husband Douglas; two grandchildren, Jared Schmidgall and wife Stacy and Chelsea Hollensbe; two sisters, Evelyn Mason and Betty Slinker; and one brother, Jimmy Wilham.

She was preceded in death by parents, Roy and Lida Wilham; and three brothers, James L. “Jake”, Ralph “Doc” and Kenneth Wilham.

For many years, Mary Kathleen was an active member of the Second Baptist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Mt. Vernon Garden Club and the Recreational Swimming Club and her activities included; cooking, gardening, reading, swimming, boating, volunteering, playing cards/ games and watching football.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, in Indianapolis.

Memorials may be made to the International Children’s Heart Fund and will be accepted at Hughey Funeral Home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864, or directly to International Children’s Heart Fund, A. Thomas Pezzella M.D., 17 Shamrock Street, Worcester, MA 01605 or online at

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit for further information and to send condolences.