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Maria J Garza

June 25, 1927 ~ August 10, 2019 (age 92)


Maria J. Garza, 92, of Harvard passed away peacefully Saturday, August 10, 2019, surrounded by her family.

She was born June 25, 1927, in Mexico to Arturo and Antonia (De La Rosa) Salinas. On July 12, 1957, Maria married Vicente H. Garza. He preceded her in death on June 10, 2010.

Maria was a member of the New Life Pentecostal Church in Harvard. Her true passion was spending time with her family and friends. She became a second mother to many around the community and will be deeply missed by all the lives that she has touched.

Survivors include her children Miguel Garza of St. Paul, MN, Vicente (Mary) Garza of Woodstock, Roberto (Dora) Garza of Markham, Arturo (Wendy) Garza of Woodstock, Asucena Garza (Brian Paul) of Harvard, Rosa (Garza) Luna of Woodstock, Oscar (Barb) Garza of Woodstock, Sandra (Thomas) Kennedy of Woodstock, Blanca (Christopher) Hemesath of Harvard, Fernando (Debbie) Garza, and George S. Garza both of Harvard; 34 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; siblings Margarto (Maria Elena) De La Rosa of Piedras Negras, Mexico, Rosa Maria Guajardo of Mexico, and Estella (Evaristo) Castellon of Uvalde, TX.

She was preceded in death by her parents; spouse Vincente H. Garza; and family members Alma G. Garza, Patrick Farrell, Jose Garza, and Mela Gomez.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 W. Sumner St. Harvard, IL 60033. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 15, 2019, at New Life Pentecostal Church, 309 N. Division, Harvard. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Woodstock.

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August 14, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home
107 W. Sumner St.
Harvard, IL 60033

Funeral Service
August 15, 2019

11:00 AM
New Life Pentecostal Church
309 N. Division
Harvard, IL 60033

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