Mary Esther (Kasko) Stockdell passed away on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022.
Mary Esther was born in Los Angeles, California on August 16, 1928. She was the daughter of John and Anna (Eurich) Kasko. She moved to Illinois during the Depression and spent her summers of her youth in Colorado on the family farm. She graduated from Streator High School in 1946. She married John Stockdell in 1956.
She raised her family and was active in PTA, YMCA and Scouts. Retiring from W.S. Bills & Sons, Inc. and then retiring again from Northlawn Junior High School in 1990. She and John retired to Mesa, Arizona for 20 years, which they both enjoyed. They returned to Streator in 2010.
Mary Esther is survived by her husband, John Stockdell, and children, Sheri (Scott) Karas of Colorado, Johnny Rhodes of Ada, Oklahoma, Suzanne (James) Wille, Rick Stockdell of Streator, Lori (Allen) Missel of Belton, Missouri and Michael (Janette) Stockdell of Joliet; 15 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Darlene Remme; and one grandson, Erich Missel.
Mary Esther loved to play bingo and spend time at the Casinos. She loved nothing more than seeing her grandchildren and great grandchildren and hearing about their accomplishments.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Per Mary Esther’s wishes there will be no services. The Solon-Telford Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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