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October 20, 1921 - August 29, 2017

In accordance with her wishes, cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home. Interment will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, IL.

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Age 95, passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Savior on August 29, 2017. Mary was born October 20, 1921 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of Ira “Jack” and Lottie (Murphy) Noblet. She was married to Jesse Carl Logue on November 23, 1938 and preceded her in death on February 26, 1973. They were the parents of five children. Mary then married Emmett W. Smith and later married James W. Bright, both also preceding her in death. Besides her husbands, Mary was preceded in death by her parents and three sons, Ron, Steve and Gary. She is survived by her son, Roger C. Logue of Wilmington, IL; daughter, Jerolyn E. (Robert) Edwards of Portage, MI; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was an active member of First Baptist Church in both Canton, IL and Salem, MO. In addition to raising her five children and a granddaughter, Kim Ward of Adair, OK, Mary was owner/operator of three different restaurants, a banquet waitress and product demo lady; happily working until the age of 77.