Mary Pitts

October 2, 1950 ~ November 14, 2020 (age 70)


Mary Frances Pitts (Frankie), loving wife, mother, sister, nanny and friend, passed away at the age of 70 on November 14, 2020.


Mary was born October 2, 1950 in Flippin, KY to Johnny Sidney and Melvina Key. She married Gary Pitts on July 25, 1975; he survives. 


Also surviving are two daughters, Tanya (Patrick) Flynn of Philo; Jamie Pitts of Homer and a son Gary (Holly) Pitts of Mattoon; grandchildren Tate Flynn, Kamdyn, Kashton and London White and Rylie and Brady Pitts.


She is also survived by four sisters, Edna Eads of Catlin, Sue (Dean) Wolfe of Fairmount, Louise Pitts of Homer, Becky Scott (Bruce) of Cave City, KY; and two brothers Bobby (Debbie) Key of Ridge Farm and Junior (Brenda) Key of Beloit, WI. Survivors include many nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters Helen Thomas, Bessie Robertson, and Annie Phillips; and five brothers, William Key, Larry Key, Roger Key, Randy Key and James Key.


Mary worked for many years at the University of Illinois and retired from Dining and Food Services as a Food Service Supervisor. Family was her everything. In her retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her grandkids, reading and shopping.


Visitation will be held at Freese Funeral Home, 202 W. Main St, Sidney on Monday, November 16 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.   Masks must be worn to enter the funeral home. Private funeral services will be held.  Graveside services will be held at 11:30 AM, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at GAR Cemetery, Homer.

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