Mary Kay Biesemeyer

December 10, 2012

Mary Kay Biesemeyer

Mary Kay Abbey Biesemeyer, 67, of Bolingbrook, Illinois passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 12:20 pm.  She had been ill for some time and is no longer dealing with the pain and suffering.  She was a woman of conviction and loved her family dearly.  She enjoyed going to sporting events, plays and anything that the grandchildren were doing.  She loved being Grandma B.  She spent the majority of her life as a nurse and worked primarily the night shift. After retirement she continued utilizing her nursing skills by providing private hospice care.  She considered herself a very blessed woman.


Mary Kay was born on April 26, 1945 in Champaign, Illinois.  She was adopted by her loving parents – the late Edward and Kathrine Abbey.  She graduated from St Mary’s School of Nursing and pursued a career in nursing.  Her greatest joys came from her husband, children and grandchildren.


She is survived by her loving husband of 24 years Lawrence (Larry) Biesemeyer; Children – Mimi ‘Mary Michelle’ (Jim) Steigelmann, Melissa (Brandon) Deske, Christopher Robert Bowles, Patrick Andrew Abbey Bowles and her children’s father Robert Bowles; Grandchildren – Aaron Steigelmann, Joshua Steigelmann, Kayla Steigelmann, Alec Deske, Hannah Steigelmann, Gideon Steigelmann, Isaiah Steigelmann; Larry’s Children – Sharon Rayburn, Cathy (Tony) Nicolosi, Allen Rayburn, Gary Biesemeyer, Randy (Mimi) Biesemeyer, Paul (Lisa) Biesemeyer, Brenda (Scott) Liszeo, Larry Rayburn;  Larry’s Grandchildren – Melonie (Chris) Corzine, Terrie (Phil) Spicer, Mike Liszeo, Cindy (Ryan) Robinson, Amanda (Mike) Louise, Erik Cozzolino, Tim Rayburn, Tina Liszeo, Jon Biesemeyer, Adam Biesemeyer, Kaitlyn Rayburn, Patricia Nicolosi, Ashley Biesemeyer, Jesse Rayburn, Matthew Biesemeyer, Zack Rayburn; Larry’s Great Grandchildren – Adam Biesemeyer Jr., Matthew Biesemeyer, Andi Anders, Brennan Corzine, Madison Spicer, Tate Spicer; Siblings – Tom, Kevin, Claudia, Andrew, Bill, Shirley, Rick, Kim. Larry’s son Don Rayburn and Larry’s grandchild Melissa Rayburn preceded her in death. Mary Kay’s legacy will live on through her family and friends.

Visitation will be Tuesday December 11, 2012 from 3-8 PM at the funeral chapel.  Funeral Service Wednesday December 12, 2012 10 AM at the Funeral Chapel.  Interment Thursday December 13, 2012 11 AM at St. Mary Cemetery in West Peoria, IL.




  1. Jean McAdam says:

    We were blessed to have known Mary Kay. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. Peace to all.

  2. Deb Macek says:

    I have been a part of this family as a very, very close friend of Cathy’s since 1978…. I am sorry for the family’s loss… she was someone so very special and will remain a part of each and every one of them. She used to comment on our beloved Cubs with enthusiasm! … I will miss that! Hugs to my best friend Cathy Nicolosi and to Papa B (Larry)… I am glad to be considered part of this very special family.

  3. Deb Macek says:

    (ooops… needed to finish.).. I am glad to have known her, she is someone full of life and enthusiasm for family and friends. She cared about everyone she ever met… RIP Mary Kay…

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