Born in 1962 to Eugene and Betty (Kasbohm) Nevill, Mary attended Harrison High School and graduated from USI with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
She worked as an accountant for several construction companies including M & W Concrete Pipe, and was the Director of Finance for Evansville Goodwill Industries, Inc.
Mary loved animals and supported many local and national Animal protection organizations. She also loved to travel and has made many trips to Europe to enjoy the ancient architecture, varied cultures, history and scenery.
She is survived by her husband Allen LeGate, her mother Betty Nevill and two step-children – Martha Scheman and her husband James, and Mark LeGate and his wife Stacia.
She was preceded in death by her father Eugene Nevill.
Donations may be made to the Vanderburgh Humane Society.
These are in Mary’s own words.
The following are Allen’s own words.
Mary’s decision is to be cremated with no visitation. At the appropriate time, our ashes will be mingled and distributed to an unknown location.
Mary would want everyone to know that her favorite musicians are Bruce Springsteen and Warren Zevon.
She and I would like to share this poem “Dirge Without Music” by Edna St. Vincent Millay.
I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground.
So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind:
Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. Crowned
With lilies and with laurel they go; but I am not resigned.
Lovers and thinkers, into the earth with you.
Be one with the dull, the indiscriminate dust.
A fragment of what you felt, of what you knew,
A formula, a phrase remains,—but the best is lost.
The answers quick and keen, the honest look, the laughter, the love,—
They are gone. They are gone to feed the roses. Elegant and curled
Is the blossom. Fragrant is the blossom. I know. But I do not approve.
More precious was the light in your eyes than all the roses in the world.
Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave
Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;
Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.
I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.
Requiescat in pace.
Simple Cremation Evansville is entrusted with care.