Mary Anne Shaver (née Bower), 82, formerly of Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills, passed away peacefully February 14th, 2023.
Born in 1941, she grew up in Riverside and attended Ferry Hall in Lake Forest. She then attended Michigan State University and the University of Illinois, where she was a proud Kappa Kappa Gamma. Mary raised her family in Clarendon Hills, where she was very involved in her community, serving as Chapter President of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago, and as a Girl Scout Leader. She also had a successful career in the modeling, fashion, and menswear industries well into her seventies, including a one-of-a-kind wardrobe consulting business.
A talented artist, Mary received a Certificate of Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was involved with the Hinsdale Center for the Arts, and exhibited her work at Evanston’s Noyes Art Center, Mayslake in Oak Brook, the LaGrange Art League, and Elmhurst Art Museum.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, William and Catherine Bower; and siblings, Joan (Bill) Skedd and William “Skip” (Bunny) Bower.
Mary loved her family more than anything and is survived by her two beloved children James (Carla) Shaver and Suzanne Penn; her grandchildren Eve and Claire Shaver, Emily Penn, and Wilson (Perry) Penn; her sister Barbara Schuessler (née Bower); many nephews and a niece.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Morton Arboretum.
Memorial gifts in Mary’s honor may be made online to The Morton Arboretum through their Tribute Gifts page, or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
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