Mary Jayne Friis, nee; Kemp, 97, US Army WWII Veteran, and lifelong Grayslake resident, she was born August 18, 1921 in Grayslake and was the middle child of three born to the union of LaRoy & Elsie Kemp, Mary served as a Clerk-Typist at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA, then returned home and later meet and married her husband of 43 years Robert Martin Friis, Mary devoted her time to raising her family and taking care of the children of Grayslake Middle School in the Cafeteria.
Mary is survived by her son; James (Deborah) Friis, her grandchildren; Ryan (Amy) Friis, Gary Teska, Kelly (Vince) Burrell, and Evan Friis, her great grandchildren; Oliva, Lily, Dylan, and Madalyn, her brother; James (Sheana) Kemp, and many nieces and nephews, preceded in death by her parents LaRoy & Elsie Kemp, her husband Robert Friis, her brother; Kenneth Kemp, and daughter; Kathleen Teska.
Memorial gathering will be held 10:00 A. M. Friday, April 26, 2018 until time of service at 11:00 A. M. at the Symonds Lakes Funeral Home 111 W. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030, Rev. Ryan Kiblinger, officiating, cremation and interment will be held private, for additional information please contact the funeral home 847-543-1080.