CityBatavia, formerly of Elburn
Date Of BirthNov-27-1943
Date of deathMar-12-2017
11 a.m., Friday, March 17, 2017, at the Elburn Community Congregational Church
Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., Friday, March 17, 2017
Blackberry Twp. Cemetery, Elburn, IL.
Mary Saupp, age 73, of Batavia, formerly of Elburn, passed away quietly at home, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family, Sunday, March 12, 2017. After a short but fierce illness, Mary is finally free, living strong and whole again in Heaven. She was born November 27, 1943, in Elburn, the daughter of Thomas and Isabelle (Johnson) Conville. Mary grew up in Elburn and attended local schools. She graduated from Kaneland High School with the class of 1961. She was not only a proud graduate, but a loud one as well, beating the snare drum in the marching band. Mary went on to attend the Moline Public School of Nursing for three years before returning to work as a nurse at Community Hospital in Geneva. Mary caught the eye of Frank Saupp and then she stole his heart. After a whirlwind six month courtship, they walked down aisle hand in hand, and heart to heart, on June 4, 1966 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Batavia, IL. They began their new life together in Batavia for several years, while they saved money to build a house. It turned out that they built more than a house, they built a home that would see two children and fifty years of marriage. Mary was a dedicated wife and mother who had strong convictions. She made sure that there was a place for everything and everything was in its place. She was an avid reader and it wasn’t unusual to find Mary at her second home, the Batavia Public Library. When she wasn’t pursuing the stacks, she was meeting her circle of friends at different coffee shops from Batavia to North Aurora and at Jewel Osco in Batavia. Mary was also the Patron Saint of Cats and her heart always had room for one more. Mary was one of a kind and her loss will be keenly felt by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her loving husband Frank Saupp; two children: Lisa (William Carmon) Saupp and Frank (Amber) Saupp IV; eight grandchildren: Alexis Holder, Dallas Edwards, Frank Saupp V, Michael Saupp, Kathryn Lee, Patrick Lee, Elizabeth Lee and Lindsay Lee; three great-grandchildren; one brother, David Conville; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a circle of good friends. She now joins her parents, Thomas and Isabelle Conville; in-laws, Gertrude and Frank Saupp; a brother-in-law, John Saupp and sister-in-laws, Linda and Paula Conville who preceded her in death. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to be sent to H.E.L.P. at www.helpinganimals.org. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address, the Conley Funeral Home Facebook Page, or at www.conleycare.com where you can also find her full life story.