Mary F. Voboril

Sept. 2, 1932 – Oct. 3, 2020


Mary Frances Voboril was born Sept. 2, 1932, to Julius and Irene (Graham) Rezac of Valparaiso, and passed away peacefully at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon, Kentucky, in the early hours of Oct. 3, 2020. She attended elementary school at a one-room schoolhouse north of Valparaiso and high school at Dwight Assumption.

After high school, Mary attended St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing in Lincoln, graduating and pursuing a career as a registered nurse. In May of 1955, Mary was united in marriage to Edward Voboril in Valparaiso. She worked at Seward Hospital and later at Butler County Health Department. She loved her job as a visiting nurse for Butler County Health Department, and there she found the most fulfillment. Upon retiring from nursing, Mary tended bar at Tom Tom’s bar in Dwight for many years. Mary was also known as Frankie (for Frances) or Josie (for Jospehine), depending on how you knew her. During her final days, she told the staff at Springfield Nursing and Rehab that she’d like to be known as Josie because that’s what her dad called her. May she rest in peace.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 44 years, Edward Voboril, Jr.

Mary is survived by her son, Joseph, Mackville, Kentucky; grandsons, Nathan and Alex of Fernandina Beach, Florida; brother, Anthony Rezac, Utah; niece, Sherri Rezac; nephews, Jim and Steve Rezac, all of Valparaiso; nieces, Therese Voboril, Lincoln; Mary Voboril of the Oregon Coast; nephew, Don Voboril of Adams; and niece, Kris Cornell, Newport.

Mass of Christian Burial was Oct. 13 at Assumption Catholic Church in Dwight with interment at the church cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the church. Condolences may be left for the family at


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