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Mary Emma Ala

July 14, 1923 October 26, 2016
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Mrs. Mary Emma Ala, 93, of Barry, Illinois, passed away at 4:35 a.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at the Barry Community Care Center in Barry.

She was born July 14, 1923, on the McCarl homestead near Barry, to Clarence & Wanda (Potter) McCarl. They preceded her in death.

She married Thomas A. Ala on June 4, 1949, in Hannibal, Missouri. He preceded her in death on December 8, 2014.

She is survived by 1 son Dwight Ala, wife Jan, of Winchester, Illinois; 1 daughter Christine Morrow, husband Steve, of Barry, Illinois; 1 grandson Adam Ala of Champaign, Illinois; 4 granddaughters - Abby Ala, fiancee Tony Roberts, of Winchester; Laura West, husband Jeff, of Pittsfield, Illinois; Katie Wilson of Barry and Emily Weir, husband Lorc, of Kinderhook, Illinois; 3 great grandsons - Rilee West of Pittsfield, Illinois; Andrew Wilson of Barry, Illinois; and Luke Weir of Kinderhook; and 2 great granddaughters - Lyndi Weir of Kinderhook, Illinois; and Emma Wilson of Barry, Illinois.

Also surviving are 1 nephew Jeff Flick of Aurora and 1 niece Jane (Joe) Terry, of Springfield, Missouri and her 2 children Joe & Sally.

In addition to her parents and her husband she was preceded by 1 sister Judith Flick.

She attended country school and graduated from Barry High School with the class of 1940. She attended cosmetology school in Quincy and after graduating she was employed at Carthage and later at Staggs Barber & Beauty Shop in Barry.

After she married Tom they lived on a farm Northwest of Barry. She was a homemaker and loved country life. She greatly enjoyed her 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and was happy to be a part of their lives.

She was a member of the Barry Christian Church.

Visitation will be from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 30, 2016, at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 30, 2016, at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry.

Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery in Barry.

Memorials are suggested to the Barry First Responders.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

30

Oct

1:00 PM 10/30/2016 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 10/30/2016 2:00:00 PM
Kirgan Funeral Home

940 Greene Street
Barry, IL 62312

Kirgan Funeral Home
940 Greene Street Barry 62312 IL
United States

Service

Sunday

30

Oct

2:00 PM 10/30/2016 2:00:00 PM
Kirgan Funeral Home

940 Greene Street
Barry, IL 62312

Kirgan Funeral Home
940 Greene Street Barry 62312 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Park Lawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

Main St.
Barry, IL 62312

Main St. Barry 62312 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Barry First Responders

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