Mary Ann Okeli
1937 - 2020
{ "" }
Share Mary's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
Mary Ann Okeli

Born: October 29, 1937; in Solymár, Hungary

Died: May 17, 2020; in LaGrange, IL

Mary Ann Okeli, 82, of Brookfield, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020, at AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center in LaGrange. She was born October 29, 1937 in Solymár, Hungary to Johann and Maria (Cservenyi) Okeli.

Surviving are two daughters, Christina Hayes (Matt) of Allegan, MI, and Rosemary Murphy (Bryan) of La Grange, IL; brother John Okeli of Momence; sister Rose Meredith (Raymond Sr.) of Kankakee; four beloved grandchildren, Madison, Sophia, Hazel, and Henry; and many nieces and nephews.

Mary lived in LaGrange Park, La Grange, and Brookfield area for over 45 years. Her primary focus was family, but she took pride in earning United States citizenship and was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in La Grange, Masonic Eastern Star, Chapter 539 and Women of the Moose, Chapter 1651.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Elisabeth Mollner; brother, Mathew Okeli; and nieces Maryann Holley, Elizabeth Mollner and Gizella Mollner.

Mary loved her family with all of her soul. Her last 18 years were spent lavishing her grandchildren with love.

Mary was cremated privately, and an online memorial is planned for late June with First United Methodist Church of La Grange. Memorials may be made to the La Grange Memorial Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Hallowell & James Funeral Home, Countryside. Info: (708) 352-6500 or

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Suburban Life Publications on Jun. 4, 2020.
No memorial events are currently scheduled. To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
Memories & Condolences
Guest Book sponsored by Hallowell & James Funeral Home
Not sure what to say?
1 entry
June 19, 2020
We are going to miss you with all our hearts
Rosemary Murphy
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences