Mary Louise Raetz, 86 of Shelbyville, IL, passed away at 8:45 PM Thursday Sept. 8, 2011 in the Shelbyville Manor in Shelbyville.

Mary was born Aug. 2, 1925 in Tower Hill, IL the daughter of William Roscoe and Cora Mae Brownlee Seely.

She married Vincent Raetz on Aug. 27, 1943 in Shelbyville and he passed away Oct. 19, 1991.

Mary was a graduate of Pana, IL High School.She, formerly, worked at the Shelby County Health Department and retired from the Shelby County Clerks Office.

She was a member of the Moose Lodge of Shelbyville, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #81 Women’s Auxiliary and American Legion Post #4829 Women’s Auxiliary both of Shelbyville.

Mary is survived by her son David Raetz of Shelbyville; grandchildren: Rick (Cinda) Johnson, Lora (Tonya) Johnson, and Aaron (Kelley) Gaddis; six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent, her parents, sister Leona Puckett and brother Wilson Seely.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday Sept. 12, 2011in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville.Friends may call from 10:00 AM until time of the service on Monday at the funeral home.Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville.Memorials can be made to the Saving Orphaned Animals Fund or the Shelby Humane Society.On line condolences: www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com