Peoria- Maria M. Kovács, 87, of Peoria, IL passed away at 12:06
am on Friday, August 23, 2013 at Maple Lawn Health Care Center in
She was born on July 7, 1926 in Janoshalma, Hungary the daughter
of Matyas and Veronika Tobias Kovács. She married Joseph
Baksai in February of 1956 in Budapest, Hungary. He passed
away on February 4, 1989.
Surviving are one daughter, Catherine Lied of Peoria, IL; one
son, Antal (Lucy) Baksai of Peoria, IL; eighteen grandchildren,
thirty-four great-grandchildren, and two great
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Jozsef and
Karoly "Karl" and one daughter, Anna.
Maria and Joseph immigrated over to the United States during the
Hungarian Revolution in 1956. She worked as a seamstress and
A visitation will be held on Monday, August 26, 2013 from 5-7 pm
at the Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. Graveside
services will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at
Springdale Cemetery in Peoria, IL. Pastor Doane Brubaker will
Memorial contributions may be made to the family for funeral
expenses. Online condolences may be directed to her family at
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