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Mary "Molly" Catheren Tobin

February 13, 1930 — January 8, 2023

Davenport Barrington

Mary Catheren Tobin (“Molly”) passed away peacefully at the Care Center in Bentley Village in Naples,  Florida on Sunday morning, January 8, 2023.

Molly was born on February 13, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan to parents of Irish descent, Cornelius  “Neil” (1885 - 1939) and Cecilia Lynch (1900-1971). She graduated from the Midland High  School, Midland, Michigan in 1948. Subsequently, she worked as an administrative assistant for  Dow Chemical prior to her first marriage in 1952.

Molly’s seven children from her marriage to James Carol Tobin, brought her much joy. Molly  found much pleasure in playing golf and bridge, sewing, quilting, knitting, needlepointing,  crocheting and painting. She enjoyed socializing with her many friends and was loved by all.

Molly also treasured trips with children, in later years to Ireland, Scotland, Italy and China. With  her second husband, Jack Keller, Molly enjoyed several ocean and river cruises, and a beautiful  cottage in Petosky, Michigan.

Molly is survived by her seven children, Kevin, Carol, Cathleen (Saffa), Susan, Daniel, Peter and  Michael; her son-in-law, Farris Saffa (Cathleen), her two daughters-in-law Karen (Peter) and  Julia (Michael). Molly’s memory lives on with seven children, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Molly was preceded in death by her first husband,  James C. Tobin, second husband, Jack Keller; brother, John Lynch; sisters, Margaret Anne Van de Voorde, Joan Walsh, and Maureen Meath; and great grandson, Ford Summers.

Molly’s celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 11th, 2:30PM, with visitation beginning at 1:30pm at Davenport Funeral  Home, Barrington, IL.

Donations in her honor may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association https://act.alz.org/donate . She will be laid to rest at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church  Memorial Garden, Naples, FL.

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Visitation

Saturday, February 11, 2023

1:30 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory

149 West Main Street, Barrington, IL 60010

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Memorial Service

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Starts at 2:30 pm (Central time)

Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory

149 West Main Street, Barrington, IL 60010

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