MARY McCORMICK

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Mary Catherine Bane Mc-Cormick died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at her home after a short but difficult battle with cancer.

Born Aug. 13, 1937, in Rockbridge County, she was the daughter of the late James Allen Bane and Nellie Gracie Davis Bane. She married the love of her life, Jackie Ray McCormick, on Nov. 29, 1956.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Andrew Helmick; two brothers, James Bane and Frank Bane; and one sister, Thelma Higgins. She was also predeceased by two sons-in-law, W. Dana Helmick and Matthew Wilmer, and one daughter-in-law Tracy McCormick Vess.

Mary was a retired LPN and enjoyed working at various locations throughout the years. She was a loving, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, always full of love and happiness. She brought joy to everyone she met and will be missed desperately.

In addition to her husband, surviving are her children, Catherine McCormick, Jeffrey McCormick, Molly Crowder (Steve), John Mc-Cormick (Heather) and Candice Wilmer; grandchildren Jacob McCormick, Justin Crowder, Jessica Ferguson (Travis), Taylor Crowder, Dylan Wilmer, Jenna Golden, Trevor Golden, Jamie Ingram, Jasmin McCormick, William Wilmer, Mary Jane Ingram, Ella Gibson and Audree McCormick; two great-grandchildren, Ella and Olivia Ferguson; sisters Mildred Gayhart, Peggy McCormick and Bessie Bane; one special sister-in-law, Debbie Knick; and many other nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at Harrison Funeral Chapel by Pastor Brandon McClung. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Donations may be made to Rockbridge Area Hospice, 315 Myers St., Lexington, VA 24450.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory. N-G

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