Mary Ann Gould

Mary Ann Gould, age 72, of Amboy, died Sunday, April 14, 2019, at home surrounded by her family.

She was born in Amboy, April 16, 1946, the daughter of Daniel T. and Eda Elva (Blan) Newman.

Mary Ann worked as a housekeeper for Mapleside Manor in Amboy. She was also a waitress at the Long Branch Saloon and a cook at Trackside and Depot Tap in Amboy.

Mary Ann enjoyed bowling, playing softball, and loved doing crossword puzzles.  She also enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s activities and events.

She was married to James Gould in Sterling August 3, 1963.

She was preceded in death by her parents;  3 sisters Helen Fredericks, Shirley Gould, and Daphyne Full;  1 brother Daniel “Gene” Newman.

Survivors include her husband;  4 children, James (Julie) Gould Jr. of Ft. Wayne, IN, Timothy (Diane) Gould of Sterling, Tami (Jeff Christoffersen, and Kim (Chris) Payne both of Amboy;  9 grandchildren Nick, Patrick, Mary Kate, Madilynn, Brett, Magan, Brody, Abigayle, and Trey;  2 brothers Donald (Donna) Newman of Dixon, and Dave (Laurel)Newman of Stockton.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 10:00 AM in the United First Church in Amboy with Pastor Jack Briggs officiating,

Burial will follow in Prairie Repose Cemetery in Amboy.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, from 2:00 until 4:00 and 6:00 until 8:00 PM in the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy.  A memorial has been established.  Condolences may be sent online at