Mary Kurylo


Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate the life of Mary G. Kurylo, 72, a resident of Davenport, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 14, 2010 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Davenport.

Burial will take place in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, June 13, at Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. The family invites you to join them in a prayer service at the funeral home at 3 p.m. on Sunday to begin visitation. Additional visitation will be on Monday from 9:30-10:15 a.m. at the gathering space at St. Paul the Apostle. Mary died Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at Trinity Rock Island.

Mary G. Kelly was born on June 22, 1937, in Muscatine, a daughter of Edward James and Fredricka "Frieda" Helen (Schrempf) Kelly. She was united in marriage to Michael Kurylo on May 25, 1957 in Muscatine, Iowa.

Mary was the valedictorian at Muscatine Catholic High School. She was a wonderful housewife and mother. Mary previously served as the President of both the St. Paul’s Altar & Rosary and the Mended Hearts, Chapter 88. At one time, she was the secretary of the Daughters of Isabella, Vice President of the Catholic Women’s League, and the editor of the Birthright Newsletter, the PTA Newsletter and several school newsletters. Mary was a member of the 3rd Order of St. Francis, Lector and Eucharistic Minister at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and Mercy Hospital, and at both Genesis East and West Medical Centers. . She also served as a Befriender at Genesis East.


Memorials may be made to Birthright of Davenport. 

Mary is survived by her husband, Michael, and their children: son, Anthony, Davenport; daughter; Elizabeth (Jim) Kurylo Walls, Avondale Estates, GA; daughter, Monica (Peter) Kurylo Osborne, Lenexa, KS; son, Matthew (Michelle) Kurylo, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; daughter, Noemi (Todd) Kurylo Markey; Johns Creek, GA; daughter, Lucy (Bart) Schipper, Cedar Falls, IA; and son, Peter Kurylo, Rock Island, IL, eight grandsons, three granddaughters, and four great grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and three sisters.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Mary’s obituary at

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