Bloomington - MaryAnne Kletz, 53, of Bloomington passed away,
surrounded by her loving family at 3:52 p.m. on Monday, December
30, 2013 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal. She
fought a hard battle against a septic infection in her blood
Mass of Christian Burial will be at
St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington at 10:00 a.m. on
Saturday, January 4, 2014, Fr. Ric Schneider , O.F.M. will
officiate. Visitation will be held on Friday, from 4-7:00
p.m. with Recital of Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman
Memorial Home in Bloomington.
Interment will be at Park Hill
Cemetery in Bloomington. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to her family, in order to help cover the
cost of medical bills from her 29 day stay in ICU.
MaryAnne was born on March 28, 1960
on Mother Goose Rd in Jacksonville, FL, the daughter of Henry E.
And Teresa H. Sellner. She married the love of her life,
David Richard Kletz on June 24, 1978 at St. Maurice's Catholic
Church in Tamarac, FL. He survives.
In addition to her husband David,
MaryAnne is survived by her three children, Jenny Marie (Timothy)
Sheely of Quincy, David Kevin (Allyson) Kletz of West Milwaukee, WI
and Mark Joseph Kletz, at home; two grandchildren, Kayle Anne and
Jace Ian Sheely, both of Quincy; three brothers, Thomas E. (Susan)
Sellner of Columbia, MD, Patrick J. Sellner of Wilburton, OK, and
Edward R. (Marissa) Sellner of Germantown, MD; four sisters, M.
Jean Kletz of Bloomington, Sally J. (Phil) Bloxham of Wilburton,
OK, Susan V. (Don Eipert) Sellner of Fernandina Beach, FL, Nancy D.
(Billy) King of Hudson, NC; 16 nieces and nephews; 26 grand nieces
and nephews; and 11 great grand nieces and nephews as well as many
MaryAnne was preceded in death by
her parents; two brothers, Joseph T. "Buddy" Sellner and John E.
Sellner; one sister, Delores V. Gibson; one niece and one grand
She graduated from Coconut Creek
High School in 1978. She worked for Country Financial for 33
years as a lead worker, passing many insurance tests.
MaryAnne was a very active member
of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington. She shared the
teachings of Jesus for more than 10 years, teaching children faith
formation. After 'retiring' from her classroom duties this
past May, she continued to home school several students. She
was a true believer in the works of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, living
her life daily walking in His footsteps. MaryAnne was a
dedicated woman who gave honest service, sacrifice, love and
courage to all with exceptional grace and beauty. She gave of
herself every chance that she could, especially when it came to the
numerous children who affectionately call her Grammy.
MaryAnne had a true passion for children, especially Gage Nelson
and the Nelson girls, accepting into her life all who needed her
love and guidance. She was well known for her homemade
blankets, dresses, all things crafty and her
We will remember MaryAnne for her
endless positive energy, her contagious smile and her unconditional
love for all. She was a devoted woman, even sharing her
wisdom with us in her final words with family. She shared
(verbally and with sign) it was time for her to go home and even if
she was dying, we all need to keep on living and don't
worry. Now she walks with Jesus.
Please share your memories on her
Facebook page, Prayers for MaryAnne Kletz. Online memorials may
also be sent to the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.
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