Mary Anna Endres, age 84, passed away on January 30, 2019. She was a resident of Colorado Springs, CO, for 23 years and was formerly a resident of Wheaton, IL. Mary was gifted with language ability and enjoyed a remarkable career in writing and editing for over 45 years.
Mary was born on October 7, 1934, to Edward Endres and Lillian (nee Holmes) in Medford, WI. She attended Waukegan Township High School in Waukegan, IL, graduating in 1953. She attended Northern Illinois University and graduated in 1957. Mary earned her master’s degree in English from the University of Chicago.
Mary loved watercolor painting, particularly appreciating botanical art. She also enjoyed gardening and reading and was an avid reader of Christian literature and historical biographies. Mary was a member of Village Seven Presbyterian Church.
Mary is survived by her lifelong friend, Janice Burton, the two of them having met in college in 1953. They shared a home and life together as dear friends for 46 years. Mary is also survived by her brother, Michael Endres (Christine); former sister-in-law, June Endres; nephew, Steven Endres (Anne); niece, Karen Endres Arvin (Kevin); great- nieces, Karissa Arvin and Elizabeth Endres; and great-nephew, William Endres. Mary was preceded in death by her parents.
A celebration of life service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Village Seven Presbyterian Church, 4040 South Nonchalant Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80917. Inurnment will follow at North Shore Garden of Memories in North Chicago, IL, later this spring.
Memorials in Mary’s name may be made to Village Seven Presbyterian Church Missions Department, 4055 South Nonchalant Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80917 or to a Christian charity of your choice.