Mary Dorothy Huckstep

Mary Dorothy Huckstep, age 84, of Quincy, died on Monday, October 23, 2023 in her home. She was born on December 12, 1938, in Quincy the daughter of Raymond and Evelyn (Sass) Eickelschulte. She married Donald Huckstep on June 25, 1959. He preceded her in death in 2002.

Mrs. Huckstep worked for Dr. Shaw until having children when she became a housewife and mother. She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church. Mary loved to camp with her family. She bowled in a Couples league with her husband Don on Saturday nights at Turner Hall. She also loved to bake and share her freezer stash of cookies and Zucchini or banana bread. Mary also did fine crochet work.

Mary is survived by:
HER CHILDREN: Donald S. Huckstep (Amy); Christopher Huckstep (Angie); Ann Marie Downey (Erick) Brent Huckstep (Samantha); and Mary Lynn Florea (Ryan).
GRANDCHILDREN: Donald H. Huckstep (Abbi Thomas); Steven Huckstep (Allysa Mayer); Bradley Huckstep, Tiffany Huckstep; Gregory Huckstep (Candice); Christie Huckstep (Jazmyne James); Samantha Burgtorf (Chris); Jacob Griffith (Taylor), Sierrah Downey; Cody Blessing (Taylor); Isabella Huckstep; Mary Evelyn Florea, McCoy Florea, Lilly Florea, and Emery Florea.
GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Noah Miller, Grady Mayer-Huckstep, Harlee Huckstep, Hunter Huckstep; Katherine Huckstep, Jesse Griffith, Emmett Blessing, Logan Burgtorf and Ariah Kopper
SIBLINGS: Ronald Eickelschulte (Rosie) and Margie Eickelschulte
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

In addition to her husband, Mary was also preceded in death by her daughter: Kathalenn Huckstep; Grandchildren: Zachary and Madilynn Florea and siblings: Tom Eickelschulte, Jo Ann Wietholder and Carol Eickelschulte.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 27, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the services at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Memorials may be made to an educational fund for her grandchildren. Service arrangements are with Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Messages may be shared online at


  1. Sam Gorden on October 24, 2023 at 9:21 pm

    Don, my sympathies to you and yours.

  2. Bud on October 24, 2023 at 10:09 pm

    RIP Mary.
    Tell Don hey for me.
    You’ll be missed by many for sure.

    • Paul K Geers on October 25, 2023 at 6:36 pm

      Dear Family,
      I knew your mother and father years ago at St. Rose parish.
      They were both great people to know and always ready to work on any orojects we had there.
      Msy they both be together as i pray for their souĺs on her journey.
      God bless u all.

      PAUL K. Geers
      St. Rose

      • Mary Humphrey and Family on October 26, 2023 at 11:24 am

        So sorry for the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. She was a good neighbor! Thoughts and prayers to the family.

        • Kami on October 29, 2023 at 10:02 am

          I will remember Mary being giving and carrying. Always had time to talk when I would see her in town.

  3. Ray abd Sharon Worthy on October 25, 2023 at 9:14 am

    Prayers for the family from your neighbors, The Worthys. May God keep and Bless you all ❤️

  4. Marie DeGennaro on October 25, 2023 at 5:39 pm

    Prayers and Hugs to her family!

  5. Melissa Mester on October 25, 2023 at 6:04 pm

    Sorry for your loss and my sympathy to all yor family.

  6. June Winking on October 25, 2023 at 8:19 pm

    Mary May you RIP. What a wonderful lady. Many memories of St. John’s. All the kids ballgames.

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