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Faith E. Marsack
Faith E. Marsack, 83, of Johnston City, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in her bed. Her greatest desire was to go home to Heaven to be with Jesus and loved ones gone before her. He mercifully granted her request after a battle with cancer.
Faith is survived by her daughter, Phyllis (Rick) McClellan and her son, Ron (Heather) Marsack. Faith will also be missed by her seven grandchildren. She is survived by three brothers; three sisters and countless nieces and nephews.
Faith and her husband Roy spent more than 25 years in the Philippines as missionaries. Upon returning to the U.S., they lived in many places and served in many churches. They had many friends and loved ones all over the U.S. Roy went home to Heaven in 2012 and was surely waiting for her at the gates of Heaven for a beautiful reunion.
The family is thankful for the assistance received from Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc., specifically the team from Blue East.
Faith will be cremated and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the family and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/PO Box 411/Marion, IL 62959.
Hi Phyllis, Just now I read the obituary of your Mom our beloved missionary in the Philippines with your Dad, Rev Roy Marsack, Mother and father Emanuel and Wave Bristle and Maam Ruth Hall. My family, Pastor Levi & Lilia Adrales, we are extending our whole hearted condolence to your family. The sacrifices of Maam Faith, your family is a Legacy for me and pastors of the ABEA Philippines I am searching Maam Faith And Maam Ruth Hall to the internet to contact them, and wanting to give thanks of all their sacrifices, Then I read the obituary of your Mom. I am now extending our wholehearted condolence to your family and also in behalf of the ABEA Philippines. God bless you and we prsy for you.
Rev. Levi A. Adrales Jun 24 2020 3:38 PM
So thankful we got to hear your Mother tell our Sunday School Class about their missionary journey in the Philippians. It was so interesting. We would loved hearing her tell more stories about her life. She was a dedicated Christian Lady.
Don&Mary McNail Jun 8 2020 9:19 PM
Sister Faith was very committed and supportive of their pastoral ministry in Cavite City, Philippines.[Zion Bible Institute] We will never forget her and will miss her dedication to children's ministry.
Zoraida Geronimo-Borrero Jun 4 2020 6:28 PM
Sister Faith was committed and very supportive of Pastor Roy Marsack's pastoral ministry in Cavite City, Philippines. Precious in the sight of GOD is the death of His saints. We will miss her.
Romulo Borrero Jun 4 2020 6:10 PM
Thank you for your kind words. My mother was one of a kind. She was strong and full of faith. She new in whom she believed and was persuaded that He is able to keep that which she committed unto Him against that day. And, He was faithful - she was ready to go see Him and dad and the rest of the family. Today, I was looking at a plant sent to us which has a variety of plants in it - it made me think of the many times she was given something like that. She would take it apart and put each plant in its own pot so it had room to grow. She was so good about giving me my room to grow BUT I knew, she was always praying.
Phyllis McClellan Jun 3 2020 10:18 PM
Phyllis and Ron, I am so sorry ? for your loss. Your mom lived up to her name. She was always ready to lend a helping hand and always had Biblical advice. I remember when we lived down the road your parents invited us for dinner and a Bible study broke out. Loved them both dearly! Cathleen Winegardner Wiederkehr
Cathleen Wiederkehr May 30 2020 9:19 PM
Dear Phyllis & family, So many memories with your aunts, your mom & dad, and picnics out at NFCC. I'm wondering if Ron also remembers joyful times in Florida. Your family has been a blessing to all those that God has allowed to cross their paths. We do not mourn as those with no hope. We know we'll all be reunited one day soon in that heavenly home that knows no sin, sickness, or sorrow! (I Thessalonians 4:13-18) Until then.... you'll be in our prayers. Love you ???
Holly Wilson May 30 2020 7:02 PM
She was always welcoming and kind.
Rachel Warren May 30 2020 2:16 AM
So sorry for your loss. Although I didn't have a lot of memories of Aunt Faith, I do remember her kindness. She & Uncle Roy came to help me with my Dad (her brother Eugene) on the days I had to work when he stayed at my house for awhile for rehab. She totally struck me by surprise when she called me to see how he was doing and wanted to know what she could do to help. At the time, she was living in Michigan. Her kindness was such a blessing.
Bonnie Borowski May 29 2020 7:24 PM
There are few words that do Aunt Faith. She was one of the best and we are all better for knowing and loving her. I pray for Gods serenity. My heart is with you, family.
Joanna Bristle May 29 2020 4:56 PM