Mary Katherine (Bryant) Eckart Boak
Feb. 28, 1915 — May 28, 2016
Mary Katherine (Bryant) Eckart Boak, age 101, of Delavan, formerly of Waukesha, passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn. She was born in Mercer, Pa., on February 28, 1915, to Leroy and Nina (Winans) Bryant. Mary was united in marriage to Wallace W. Eckart for 29 years and after he passed away she was married to Howard Boak for 33 years. Mary was a very gifted piano player. She played for three churches, and at many weddings and funerals over the years. Mary enjoyed golfing, playing cards, painting, playing guitar and singing.
Mary is survived by her son, Wallace “Bud” (Peggy) Eckart of Eagle; stepdaughter, Marilyn (Don) Mueller of Iowa; a sister, Donna Longly of Minnesota; grandchildren, Laura Lee (Eckart) Chandler, William Wallace Eckart, Janelle, Dawn, Karen and Kurt; great-granddaughter, Lillian Chandler; niece, Donna (Brad) Peters; and great-niece, Darcy (Steve) Amundson and their children Carter and Cole.
Mary was preceded in death by her husbands Wallace W. Eckart and Howard Boak; her parents; her siblings; and two children, William Wallace and James Robert.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 2, at Monroe Funeral Home, 604 E. Walworth Ave., Delavan. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Rochester, Indiana.
Memorials can be directed to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Monroe Funeral Home, 262-728-3353, is assisting the family. Please visit us at www.monroefh.com.