Mary Catherine Reynolds

Apr 7th, 1958 - May 13th, 2019


San Carlo Cemetery

Sat, May. 18th, 2019 10:00 AM


San Carlo Cemetery

Sat, May. 18th, 2019

Mary Catherine Reynolds

Carbondale- Mary Catherine Reynolds, 61, of Carbondale, formerly of Herrin, passed away at 4:00 PM, Monday, May 13, 2019 at her home.

Mary Catherine was born on April 7, 1958 to Bobby Ray and Jaqueline (Walker) Reynolds.  She married Rebecca J. Gordon on August 15, 2011 at the Jackson County Courthouse in Murphysboro.

She was retired as a rehab specialist case manager at the Center for Independent Living in Carbondale.

Mary Catherine Reynolds was catholic and a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin.  In her spare time she enjoyed fishing, paranormal investigation and volunteering her time with; “This Able Veteran” and “The American Cancer Society”.  She was gifted artistically and enjoyed jewelry making, drawing, painting, illustrating and writing books.  She will be dearly missed.

Survivors include-

Loving wife- Rebecca Gordon of Carbondale

Parents- Butch and Jackie McNew of Herrin

Sister- Judy Reynolds of Herrin

Brother- Chris Reynolds of Carbondale

Several aunts and uncles and many cousins

Beloved fur babies- “Slinky” and Bilbo”

She was preceded in death by her grandparents and brother- Joseph Reynolds.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, May 18, 2019 at San Carlo Cemetery in Herrin.  Monsignor Ken Schaefer will officiate.  Inurnment will follow.  Friends and family are asked to meet directly at the graveside.  Memorial arrangements were made at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.

Memorial donations are suggested to St. Frances CARE Animal Shelter and will be accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home/ 201 S. 13th St/ Herrin, IL   62948.  For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

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5 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Cyndi Woods

    From: West Frankfort, Illinois

    Date: May 15, 2019

    I’m so sorry for your loss Rebecca. After learning of Mary’s passing, my heart just broke for you, and Mary’s family. My deepest sympathies and heartfelt prayers.


    Cyndi Woods & family

  • Guest: Kyle Wyatt

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: May 16, 2019

    So sorry Becky. I will miss Mary’s wicked sense of humour. She always made me laugh! I could see the love you had for each other in just the little things you did for each other . She will be greatly missed by us all.
    Take care of yourself

    Kyle Wyatt

  • Guest: Rebecca R Graham

    From: South Wayne, Wisconsin

    Date: June 12, 2019


    Just a word to say how sorry I am about Mary’s passing. She was a classmate of mine at Herrin High School.

    If Mary was still like she was in HS, just was a joy to be around.

    My sincere condolences to you.

    Love and Peace,

    Becky Graham

  • Guest: Kendra Summers Brewer

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: June 12, 2019

    I will always remember you Mary. And will never forget our childhood friendship. Loved staying the night . Your Mom made awesome pancakes. RIP my dear friend. Love you

  • Guest: Rusty Waldron

    From: CARTERVILLE, Illinois

    Date: June 13, 2019

    My sincere condolences to all of Mary’s family, I know of no words that can dispel grief. Mary was a fun-loving friend in high school, that will always be remembered fondly. My heart especially goes out to Mary’s mother Jackie, she has always been kind to all us “kids” & put up with us in our “growing up” phase.