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Mary Paris

December 18, 1945 — June 7, 2017

Dana-Mary "Lou" Paris, 71, of Dana passed away at her residence at 12:45 am on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

She was born on December 18, 1945 in Streator, IL a daughter of James and Mary Ann Konwinski Stokowski. She married Kaywin Paris on February 23, 1963 in Rutland, IL and they celebrated 54 years together. He survives.

Also surviving are one son, Keith (Jane) Paris of Minonk; two daughters, Kim (Shawn) Kempf and Cindy Rippel both of Roanoke; three grandchildren, Zachary, Joshua, and Celina Rippel of Roanoke; one sister, Kathy (Richard) Rossman of Toluca; and one brother, David (Sherri) Stokowski of Minonk.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Norie Alaimo and Karen Mooradian.

Lou enjoyed gardening, quilting, and sewing. Her greatest pleasure came from time spent with her family.

She was a member of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Minonk where funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Franciscan Friars will officiate. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 5-7 pm at the Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk and from 9-9:30 at the funeral home on Saturday . Burial will be in Dana Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the caring staff at Illinois Cancer Care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be sent to


JUN 9. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris - Minonk
775 North Chestnut Street
Minonk, IL 61760

Funeral Mass

JUN 10. 10:00 AM (CDT)

St. Patrick Church
420 E. 6th Street
Minonk, IL 61760

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