Mary T. Kilgus, 88 year-old resident of Grove, Oklahoma, formerly from Fairview Heights, Illinois, passed from this life on Sunday, July 12, 2020.

Mary was born in Charleston, Illinois. She was the daughter of Aloysius and Dorothy (Owings) Young.  She was a graduate from St. Teresa Academy (High School) in East St. Louis, Illinois. Mary was a long time member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Caseyville, Illinois and was an active member in their Altar Society.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents.  She is lovingly remembered by her husband of 68 years, Henry.  She is survived by two daughters; Renae Russell, and Brenda Stewart; son in law Robert; two grandchildren Jennifer and Justin; and four great grandchildren.

Donations in Mary's memory may made St Elizabeth Catholic Church Building Fund.  

Due to Covid-19, a private funeral mass was held on Friday, July 17, 2020 at St Elizabeth Catholic Church. Burial was at Olympus Cemetery North. 

Arrangements entrusted to Nichol-Stephens Funeral & Cremation Services.  Online condolences may be made at