Mary Fran Ralph passed away gently and quietly at Lewis Memorial Christian Village surrounded by love and peace. She was born in Springfield, the daughter of Elmer and Rose (Brunner) Ralph.
Mary was known for living her life as a quiet Christian, focusing on service to others in her personal and professional life. She was a woman of integrity, humility, compassion and faith. She has been described as loving, gentle and kind by those who knew her.
Mary was grateful to be a graduate of the St. John's College of Nursing and worked as a nurse anesthetist for 44 years. She then embraced a second career working as a realtor/broker in Springfield until her retirement.
A memorial gathering was held for Mary on May 3, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Springfield, followed by a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial officiated by Reverend Manuel P. Cuizon. Inurnment was at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Submitted by her family