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Mary M Webb

Mary M Webb

Mary Webb, 82, of Eau Galle, Wisconsin passed away on February 7th, 2024 at Azura Memory Care in Eau Claire. 

Mary was the daughter of Lloyd and Ruth (Snyder) Buskirk of Lonaconing, Maryland.  Mary grew up in Lonaconing with her 3 brothers and graduated from Valley High School in 1959.  She was recruited by Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Company in Washington, DC to serve as an information operator. While living in Washington, DC, she met Thomas Webb at the Washington monument, who was serving in the Army. 

Mary and Tom fell in love and were married Aug 31, 1961 in Washington, DC.  The couple then moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, where Tom was stationed at Schofield Barracks Army Base, followed by a reassignment to Ft. Riley, KS., where the couple lived in nearby Junction City, KS.  It was there that Mary and Tom started their family.  First child Deena was born in 1964 followed by second child Dean in 1965.   The couple then moved to Minneapolis, MN in 1966 where Mary worked as an information operator for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company and at Univac working on computer circuit boards.  Mary and her family moved to Eau Galle, WI in 1968 where their third child Lonnie was born in 1969.

While Mary and Tom were raising their children, Mary worked alongside family at the Eau Galle Cheese store from 1973 to 1987.  In 1987 she pursued her true passion of working as an information operator for Wisconsin Bell phone company in Eau Claire, where she later retired in 2007 with over 20 years of dedicated service.

Mary is survived by her children Deena Kinney, Dean (Sharon) Webb, and Lonnie (Lisa) Webb, brother-in-law Francis Webb, sisters-in-law Bernadine Bechel, Beverly Furhman, Rita Hoffman, and Phyllis Buskirk, grandchildren Christina (Luis) Lopes Serrao, Lyndsey (Cody) Madsen, Clynt (Sondra) Ebling, Taylor Webb, Maryssa Kinney, Andrew Webb, 6 great grandchildren, 31 nieces and nephews, and many friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents Lloyd and Ruth Buskirk, husband Tom Webb, brothers Bill Buskirk, Roger (Bonnie) Buskirk, and Paul Buskirk, mother-in-law Catherine Buhlman, sisters-in-law Ruby Webb, Rose Coleman, brothers-in-law Joe Webb, Lawrence Bechel and Jerry Furhman.

A special thanks to the caring staff at Azura Memory Care in Eau Claire for providing great care and support to Mary and her family.

Memorial Mass will be 11:00AM Saturday, February 17, 2024 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Eau Galle with Rev. Jerry Hoeser officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00PM-7:00PM Friday, February 16, 2024 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Jim Henry

    So sorry for your families loss. Cherish the many fond memories you hold and may they help ease your pain and comfort you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Jim & Barb

  2. Al and Pat Baier

    Our sincere sympathy to the family of Mary Webb.

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