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Mary Katherine Gore (née King), 84, of Wausau, passed away on July 25, 2021, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Mary was born on April 18, 1937, in Chicago Illinois to the late Patrick and Frances (Nutt) King. She graduated from Grant Hospital School of Nursing in 1957 at the age of 20. After moving to Wausau, Mary took on a job with Wausau Hospital from 1976-1994.
Flower gardens, doll collecting, card games, bingo, daily crossword puzzles, and playing a strong game of Nintendo were some of the things that Mary enjoyed doing. She also loved photography, arranging photo albums, working on her family’s genealogy, crocheting, and needlework. For fun, Mary would play Sheepshead with her family and cards with her many friends at Riverview Towers. She loved to participate in the “Wausau Historical Scavenger Hunt” every year it took place. Most important to Mary were her family, her faith, and her nursing career. She was very proud to have been a part of the creation of the Progressive Cardiac Care & Rehabilitation Unit (PCCR), a completely new concept for Wausau Hospital in the early ‘80s.
She was a devoted catholic and looked forward to spending as much time with her children and grandchildren as she could. Mary’s passion for life and love of family will be missed, but her memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.
Mary is survived by her sons; Dan (Jan), Bruce (Joni), and Wayne (Brenda); her daughters, Anne, Beth (Charles Jr.) Beecher, and Robin (Michael) Phillips; 14 grandchildren, Austin, Patricia, Joseph, Jessica, Melissa, Samantha, Kaitlyn, Andrew, Nathan, Michael, Nicholas, Christopher, Ethan, and Andrea; 12 great-grandchildren; as well as her two sisters, Margaret Stover, and Kathleen French.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Elizabeth; son, Thomas; granddaughter, Sarah Gore; grandson, Adam Phillips; two brothers, Patrick, and Francis (Joe) King; as well as her brother-in-law, Don Stover.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 5, 2021, at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 1104 S 9th Ave, Wausau. Father Samuel Martin will officiate. Visitation will take place from 10:00 AM until the time of services at the church. Burial will take place at Restlawn. Family and friends are asked to go to www.helke.com to leave words of remembrance and online condolences.
In lieu of flowers, send donations to:
Women's Community Inc.
3200 Hilltop Ave.
Wausau, WI 54401
Thursday, August 5, 2021
10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)
Thursday, August 5, 2021
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