Mary Kathryn Pervinsek Hawley of Staunton passed away at 8:23 a.m. on August 3, 2019, at her home. Mary K. was born February 17, 1952, in Springfield, the daughter of Edward and Mildred Pervinsek. She married Scott S. Hawley on June 10, 1974, at St. Aloysius Church in Springfield.
Mary K. graduated from Sacred Heart Academy, Springfield College in Illinois, Illinois State University and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She was a teacher for most of her career having taught elementary grades in Collinsville and Gillespie and early childhood in Staunton, Bethalto and Alton. She was project director and resource specialist with STARNET Region IV during the 1990s. Mary K. was the youth educator with Macoupin County Cooperative Extension for several years and co-authored several textbooks on family involvement for educators.
She was preceded in death by her father, Edward, and her beloved husband, Scott. She is survived by her daughter, Erin of Seattle, WA; son, Joel (Veronica); granddaughters, Anya, Keira and Shealyn of Wildwood, MO; and mother, Mildred M. Pervinsek, of Staunton.
A memorial mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 9, 2019, 11:00 AM, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Staunton with Fr. George Radosevich presiding. Friends may visit prior to services at the church from 9:30 AM, August 9, 2019. Cremation rites were accorded and burial will be in Staunton Memorial Park Cemetery at a later time. In lieu of flowers, Mary K. requested that she be remembered through donations to a charity benefiting children or animals, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, or St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Staunton.
Kravanya Funeral Homes are in charge of arrangements.