Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years


Mary Ann Davidson, 97, of Benld, Ill., died at Heritage Health of Gillespie on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. She was born Nov. 14, 1925, in Benld, to Nick Gazzoli and Natalina Roncoglione Gazzoli. She married Robert J. Davidson on June 23, 1952, in Tacoma, Wash. He preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 2020.

She had worked in sales for Melcherts. Mary was a member of the St. Joseph's Altar Society, CFU Lodge, Home Extension (50 years) and delivered Meals on Wheels for 25 years.

She is survived by her daughters, Deb (Jim) Seekamp of Gillespie, Diana (Jeff) Frey of Springfield; grandchildren, Megan (Nick) Troutwine, Cara (Eddie) Adamski, Dan Frey, Joe Frey; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and caregiver, Kelley Scribner. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings, Nick Gazzoli, Toni Williams, Ines Albl and Catherine Prevedell.

Private services will be held.

Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph's Altar Society in Benld, or Gillespie - Benld Area Ambulance Service. Condolences may be left online at http://www.kravanya Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld was in charge of arrangements.

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