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Mabel Loree (Gansner) McElroy

July 9, 1942 ~ September 3, 2020 (age 78)


Mabel Loree McElroy, 78, of Coffeen, IL passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2020, at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, IL.  A visitation will be held on Sunday, September 6, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro, IL.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 7, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro, IL.  Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Coffeen, IL.  Rev. Ryan Thiele, Pastor of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Coffeen, IL, will officiate.  

Mrs. McElroy was born on July 9, 1942, in East St. Louis, IL, to the late Marvin & Belle (Watkins) Gansner.  She was a 1960 Graduate of Hillsboro High School in Hillsboro, IL and had worked at Peterson Spring Factory in Greenville, IL.  She married Gene Robbins and they later divorced, she then married Larry McElroy and he preceded her in death.  Mrs. McElroy had lived in Montgomery Country Area all of her adult life and was a member of Moose Lodge #1377 in Hillsboro, IL; Eagles in Litchfield, IL and Red Hats in Coffeen, IL.   She loved to have a good time and was always the life of the party.

Mrs. McElroy is survived by her special friend and SP, Walter Neely of Coffeen, IL; two sons, Richard “Rick” (wife, Julie) Robbins of Coffeen, IL and Bart (wife, Kelly) Robbins of Carlinville, IL; two granddaughters, Summer Robbins of Jacksonville, FL and Amanda Robbins of Dorsey, IL and three great grandchildren, Ben Ronco, Brayden Ronco & Kennady Davidson. 

Along with her parents and husband, Mrs McElroy was preceded in death by one brother, Carl Gansner.

Memorials may be made to Donor's Choice.

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September 6, 2020

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home
624 South Main Street
Hillsboro, IL 62049

Funeral Service
September 7, 2020

10:00 AM
Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home
624 South Main Street
Hillsboro, IL 62049


Mt. Moriah Cemetery
Coffeen, IL 62017

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