Mary E. Elas, 86, formerly of Viola, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, at St. Anthony's Nursing and Rehab, Rock Island. Services are 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola. Burial is in Viola Cemetery. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. She was born May 19, 1920, in Canton, Ohio, daughter of Lewis "Dan" and Susan Bingman McMullen. She married Albin T. Elas Dec. 4, 1939, in Palmyra, Mo. He died March 20, 2001. Mary was a homemaker. During the 1970s and 1980s, she served as secretary of Viola United Methodist Church where she was a member. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, bingo and cross stitch. She also liked to read and do crosswords. Mary enjoyed traveling, especially her road trips. What Mary loved most was spending time with her family. Survivors and spouses include her children, Dixie Hanson, Davenport, Charye Curl, Moline, Jan and H.E. Baccus, Park Ridge, Ill., William "Bill" Elas, East Moline, and Lori and Mike Green, Olympia, Wash.; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Julia Simmon, Milan. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Karen Sue; sister, Ruth Bruce; two grandsons; and one great-great-granddaughter. Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.