Mary Ely

Mary R. Ely, age 61, of Quincy, died on May 11, 2024 at 2:00 AM in her home. She was born on May 27, 1962 in Quincy, Il the daughter of Arthur L. & Audrey (Allen) Holtschlag. She was a graduate of Quincy High School. Mary worked at the St. Vincent Home.

Mary enjoyed garage sale-ing, Bingo, and playing cards.

Mary is survived by:
TWO CHILDREN: Jared Holtschlag and James H. Ely III (Alexis Rayl) all of Quincy.
SIBLINGS: Connie Holtschlag, Arthur Holtschlag, Jr., Kathy Post (Terry), Clarence ‘Ed’ Holtschlag, Curt Holtschlag (Deby), Chris Drummond (Kevin) and Paul Holtschlag.
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives also survive.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings: Dave, Greg, Rich and Bill Holtschlag.

Family and friends are invited to a Memorial visitation which will be held on
Wednesday, May 15, 2024 from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Mary’s memory to the Blessing Hospital Foundation for Hospice. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


  1. Lisa Morrell on May 12, 2024 at 3:43 pm

    Kathy and family, I am so sorry for your loss!! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!!

  2. Carolyn Waterkotte on May 12, 2024 at 11:56 pm

    Such a beautiful, kind and caring woman…this is so very sad…my thoughts and prayers 🙏 to her family….

  3. Nicole Mason on May 13, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    Such a beautiful amazing person who loved her residents and all those knew her !! You will be missed by so many !! Glad I got to know you !!

  4. Keri eckles on May 13, 2024 at 1:45 pm

    The one thing I will remember about Mary is her humor. I loved working with her at STV it was amazing she always made my day when I felt down and made me feel like I mattered. An I enjoyed going on appointments with her when I was in activities. An I remember we went to hannibal and we stopped at five guys because thats where the resident chose. An she let him choose, an even offered to get me lunch too. An we all had lunch together ❤️ I will miss you Mary but you will forever be with me.

  5. Laura Ellis-Cain on May 13, 2024 at 2:25 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this. I worked with her at Hardee’s on 30th and Broadway and went to school with her. The family has my sympathy and hugs

  6. Janet (Emery) Reno on May 13, 2024 at 7:09 pm

    I worked with Mary many years ago at Hardee’s. She and I became instant friends. She was so much fun and a great friend. My heart is broken. Prayers for her family. RIP my friend 🙏💔

  7. Kimberly Hardin Climer on May 13, 2024 at 8:35 pm

    My Condolences to the Family !!

  8. Linda Wright Bence on May 13, 2024 at 10:34 pm

    She was such a A sweet friend, had so much fun with her in Jr. High and Senior High. Prayers for her Family.

  9. Karolyn Buss on May 14, 2024 at 9:11 am

    I have known Mary almost 40 years. I will never forget the fun times we had: Living together, hanging out with our friends and family, bowling, drinking (Mary’s drink was Captain Morgan). Among other loved ones, she is now up there with our BFF Peggy! I will NEVER forget your laugh! 🙂
    Rest Easy Mary!

  10. Sue Ascheman on May 14, 2024 at 9:03 pm

    I’ve known Mary almost all her life. She was like a sister to me. I feel lucky I got to spend time with her as she chose to stay home and be with her Family and friends in her final days. I will miss her at out famous card party’s where she watched every move we made and would let us know if we made a wrong play!! She will always my in my heart ♥️ love you Mary. 🙏🏼

  11. Brad & Brenda Wollbrink on May 16, 2024 at 6:51 pm

    Jared and family :My deepest sympathies to you and your family. My wife worked with Mary at St Vincent Home.

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