Mary Elizabeth McMonagle Sill, age 87, of Macdona, Texas (formally of Alice, Texas) passed away the morning of January 29, 2018. Mary was born in Atascosa County on September 22, 1930, one of eight siblings, to Henry and Henrietta Nentwich.
Mary and her first husband raised six children in Alice, before his death in 1980. In 1984 she married Frank Sill, and the family grew to include Frank’s four children. Mary loved sewing, making arts and crafts, and gardening. She worked for AISD as a Junior High librarian, and held various jobs throughout the years. She was very devoted to her church, St. Elizabeth of Hungary in Alice, St. John of the Cross in Orange Grove, and Our Lady Queen of Heaven in Macdona. She served as Eucharistic Minister among other Parish activities, but her true joy was her family, spending time cooking, barbecuing, activities at the lake, and any reason to gather together.
Mary was preceded in death by her husbands, W. A. “Mac” McMonagle, Sr. and Frank Sill, Sr., daughters Catherine “Kitty” Eddy and Denise O’Neill, brothers Henry and Johnny Nentwich, and sisters Louise Peters and Henrietta Jackel.
Mary will forever be in the memories of her children Cindy Peterson, Jack (Rene’e) McMonagle, Margo (Byron) Blair, Donna (Stephen) Scherer, Bill (Candy) McMonagle, Morris (Kim) Eddy, Mary Helen (Herbert) Brauchle, Nancy (Robert) Keown, and Frank (Milinda) Sill, Jr., brother Joe (Pat) Nentwich, sisters Rose Schuler and Josephine Nentwich, as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, and brother-in-law.
Family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. followed by a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Holmgreen Mortuary Chapel.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church in Alice with Monsignor Leonard Pivonka and Father Bob Dunn officiating. Interment will follow at Alice Cemetery.
The family will forever be grateful for the loving help and care Mary received over the last four years from family, friends, and caregivers.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church, 11150 Macdona-Lacoste Road, Macdona, Texas 78054, or to your favorite charity.
Arrangements are entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 E. Main St., Alice, Texas.
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