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Marsha Shadowens

May 18, 1946 — November 3, 2018

Marion- Marsha Kay Shadowens, 72, of Marion, passed away at 5:23 AM, Saturday, November 3, 2018 at her home. Marsha was born on May 18, 1946 in Zeigler to Lester Carl and Sophie (Stomberski) Murray. She married Thomas Edward Shadowens on November 28, 1965 in Scottsboro. He preceded her in death on October 9, 2013. She was a dedicated homemaker and also worked at Sam’s Club in Marion until her retirement. She was Baptist and a caregiver to the core. She fed, housed and “adopted” many of her children’s friends, many of whom call her “Mom” to this day. When she had time she enjoyed Gospel music, cooking (Christmas Candies), and canning her famous zucchini relish. She loved “Stampin’ Up Cards, crocheting and spending quality time with her family. Survivors include- Son- Thomas Edward Dewayne Shadowens of Marion Daughter- Katrena Marie Sims of Herrin Grandchildren: Preston L. Sims II of Herrin Kaela K. Sims of Marion John Wayne Sims of Herrin Great grandchildren: Elijah Sims Sophie McCuan Brothers: Frank L. Murray of Colorado Jack Murray of California She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sibling. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion. Rev. Andy Lee will officiate. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Marion. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until time of service, Tuesday, at Blue Funeral Home in Marion. Memorial donations are suggested to Hope Lodge of St. Louis and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/ 1704 N. Court/ Marion, IL 62959. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit
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Monday, June 11, 2018

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