|Eleanor Mary Ann Gilligan|
|Date Of Birth:||July 24, 1915|
|Date Of Death:||July 31, 2012|
|Service Date:||August 4, 2012|
Mary Ann Prieshoff Gilligan
Eleanor Mary Ann Prieshoff Gilligan, 97, a fifty-year resident of
Bloomington, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012.
She was born July 24, 1915 in Alexandria, IN, one of seven
daughters and three sons of Phillip and Theresa (Ross) Prieshoff
(originally from Stolberg, Germany).
Mary Ann attended Alexandria High School and went on to enroll at
the Anderson Business College in the 1930s, then worked at General
Motors in Anderson, IN. After moving to Bloomington, while raising
her family, Mary Ann was active for years volunteering in 4-H, the
National Federation of Music Clubs and the annual Junior Music
Festivals, and at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and school.
She was an avid gardener.
Survivors include one son, John G. Gilligan and wife Barbara
of Cary, NC; and four daughters, Laura Reed of Bloomington,
IN; Nancy Webber and husband Chuck of Bloomington, IN; Catherine
Born and husband Tom of Cicero, IN; Mary Ann Gilligan of Milwaukee,
WI; grandchildren and their spouses Theresa (Gilligan) &
Dragos Coles of Cary, NC, Beth (Webber) & Martin Shrader of
Chesterton, IN; Sgt. Douglas Reed of Yokota, Japan; Karl Born of
Cicero, IN; Tony Born of Indianapolis, IN; Chad Webber of Hastings,
MN; Lisa (Gilligan) & Matt Higgins of San Diego, CA; Alyssa
Reed of Portland, OR; Erika Born of Atlanta, GA; Michael Gilligan
of Atlanta, GA; Kimberly Webber of Bloomington, IN; and Ross Nevin
of Milwaukee, WI., and her great granddaughter Catherine Higgins of
San Diego, CA.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John B. Gilligan, who
passed on June 21, 1985; three brothers, Bernard Prieshoff, John
Prieshoff, and Anthony Prieshoff; six sisters, Philomena Prieshoff,
Catherine Bickell, Aurelia Wohlhieter, Leona Diamond, Louise Ellis,
and Martha Scohy; and one son, Timothy Michael.
Friends may call on Friday August 3, 2012 from 5:00PM until 8:00PM
at the Allen Funeral Home 4155 South Old Highway 37. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church on
Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 10:00AM. Burial is to follow at
Valhalla Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to
Research for a Cure of Alzheimers at
http://www.alz.org/join_the_cause_join_the_cause.asp and online
condolences may be sen to the family at