MATTOON -- Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Nolan, age 50, of Mattoon passed away at 1:54 A.M. on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Mass of Christian Burial Services honoring her life will begin at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, March 11, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Church in Mattoon. Burial will take place at a later date. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at Schilling Funeral Home.
Mary was born on September 9, 1968 in Taylorville the daughter of Larry and Mary Ellen (Harrell) Nolan.
Survivors include her daughter Sarah Nolan of Mattoon; father Larry (Janet) Nolan of Taylorville; Brothers Joe (Teresa) Nolan of Taylorville, John (Laurie) Nolan of Carlinville, Mike Nolan of Taylorville, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her mother.
Mary graduated from the University of Illinois and later earned her master’s degree from Eastern Illinois University. She went on to teach English for 26 years at Mattoon High School. Mary was an active member of the Mattoon Education Association Executive Board. In addition to her love of education, Mary was a loving daughter and devoted mother to Sarah. They spent countless hours together and shared a passion for travel, concerts, theatre, and antiquing.
Memorial donations in her honor may be given to the Mary Nolan Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of her daughter, Sarah Nolan. Online condolences may be expressed at www.schillingfuneralhome.net or Schilling Funeral Home’s Facebook page.