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Mary Ann Neville

Mary Ann Neville, 86 years old, of St. Louis, MO, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Hawthorne Place in St. Louis, MO.

Mary Ann was born in St. Louis on December 4, 1934, to Dr. & Mrs. Felix A. Koetting.  She graduated from Visitation Academy, and married the love of her life, James Martin Neville, Sr., on May 22, 1954. Together, they raised five children in St. Louis.  Mary served as a Girl Scout Leader for several years and belonged to the Parish Council for St. Mary Magdalen (Brentwood.)

After retiring from McDonald’s, Mary and Jim moved to Deer Run Lake near Fredericktown, MO.  There they volunteered for the Madison County Food Bank, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  Mary enjoyed gardening, birdwatching, music, live theater, reading, cooking, writing a family newspaper, traveling, playing cards and she always loved a good joke!

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Felix, and Cecelia (nee Wuertz) Koetting, brothers Bob and Jim Koetting, her husband, James Neville, Sr., and grandson, James Neville III. She was the loving mother of Connie Klein (Jerry), Sue Rakel (Steve), James Neville, Jr., Nan Goodman (Greg), and Dan Neville, Sr. (Bev); loving Grandmother of fifteen, and great-grandmother of eleven; sister-in-law, aunt, and friend to many.

Mary chose to donate her body to St. Louis University’s School of Medicine.  A Memorial Mass to celebrate her life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the charity of one’s choice.

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