Mary Elizabeth Rich, 87, Normal, IL, formerly Gridley, IL, died Tuesday – April 30, 2013 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, IL.;Her funeral will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013 at First United Church of Gridley, with Rev. Andy Huette officiating. Burial will follow at Gridley Cemetery, Gridley. Visitation will be 9:30 – 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the church. Memorials may be made to First United Church of Gridley or Advocate BroMenn Hospice, Normal, IL;Mrs. Rich was born July 29, 1925 at Bloomington, IL the daughter of Thomas and Betty Grapes Freed. She married Dr. Leonard J. Rich on July 22, 1947 at Gridley, IL. Dr. Rich died February 5, 2011.;Surviving are two sons, T.J. (Sherry) Rich, Bluffton, SC and Randy "Rudy" Rich, Saltillo, TN, a daughter, Ann Rich, Normal, IL, a grandson, Craig (Camille) Rich, Washington, IL and extended family Yoshiaki Ono, Tokyo, Japan. Her parents preceded her in death.;Mary was a member of First United Church of Gridley and Bloomington Country Club and was active in Girl Scouting for many years.;She was a graduate of St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing and was a registered nurse formerly working in La Jolla, Calif., and later as a camp nurse in Wisconsin.;She was a loving Mom, Nana and a friend to many.