Mary Louise Daum, age 88, of Centralia, Illinois, passed away at 11:08 P.M. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia, Illinois. Ms. Daum was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Centralia, Illinois. She was an expert cake decorator and made many cakes, including wedding cakes, for family and friends. Earlier in life, she enjoyed doing needle crafts. Her life was spent close to The Lord as she could be seen reading her Bible nearly every day. Her life can be summed up in these three words: “Love The Lord.” Ms. Daum’s life work was mostly in public service as a social worker for the Department of Human Services, where she retired in 1986 after many years of service. She attended the Centralia Township Junior College and was awarded an Associate of Arts degree with a certificate in General Education in June 1960. She lived most of her life in Centralia, Illinois, until the last few years of her life, which were spent at the Twin Willows Nursing Center in Salem, Illinois.