The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


January 3, 2011

Mary A. Sumila

WESTVILLE — Mary A. Sumila, 94, of Westville, passed away at 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Vermilion Manor Nursing Home.

She was born Jan. 6, 1916, in Danville, the daughter of Pius and Mary Pulaski Adaminas.

She married Louis “Ale” Sumila on Oct. 15, 1938, in Westville. He preceded her in death in 1996.

Those who will miss her are two sons, Arnold (Connie) Sumila of Westville and Robert (Donna) Sumila of Catlin; a daughter, Toni Anne (Gary) Stella of Zionsville, Ind.; and six grandchildren, Ken McAllister of Jacksonville, Fla., Tara (Ryan) Brickley of Charlotte, N.C., Danell (Jason) Napolsky of Spring Lake, NC, Ryan Sumila of DeKalb, Aaron Sumila of Carmel, Ind., and Gary (Maria) Stella of Benton, La. Also, surviving are two great-grandchildren and a sister, Dorothy (Jack) Shingle of Alvin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Rolland; and two sisters, Anne and Josephine.

Mary retired from G.E. in Danville in 1970 with 25 years of service. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Westville and the Rosary Society and a member of DanGe club. Mary was an awesome cook and loved to bake. She also enjoyed quilting in her spare time.

Most of all, Mary enjoyed her grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

A mass of Christian Burial will begin at noon Wednesday Jan. 5, 2011, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Westville, with Father Robert Hoffman officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a Rosary service starting at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 5, at Sunset-Urbas Funeral Chapel, a Life Celebration Home of Westville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to St. Mary’s Church or Schlarman High School. Condolences to Mary’s family can be made at

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