Muriel J. McNally, 91, of Viola, Illinois passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Monday, September 19, 2011. A celebration of her life will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 23 at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola. Burial will be in Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Visitation is Thursday evening from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola. Memorials may be left for Beacon of Hope Hospice. Muriel was born February 6, 1920 in Colona, Illinois to Ralph and Mildred Colvin Spargo. In Folkston, Georgia on December 8, 1969 she was united in marriage to Martin J. McNally. Muriel was more than a homemaker, she was a talented decorator, excellent cook and seamstress. Her love of crafts had her creating anything beautiful. Each Christmas or holiday she decorated her home and entertained. She enjoyed the Red Hat Club and was a former Lioness. She lived life to the fullest, even up until her last days. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Martin J. McNally, Viola, children, Karen J. Miller, Viola and Douglas E. (Rhonda) Minch, Bettendorf, 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister.