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Monday June 11th, 2018

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Marsha Shadowens

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 www.bluefuneralhome.com.

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I miss you something fierce. While I know you're no longer in pain, my heart still aches. I will cherish all the memories I have of you and I. I'm thankful you were able to witness the birth of your first great grand daughter. But still mourn the memories you won't get to witness. Her first Christmas or Birthday, my wedding day. I love you so much and I hate that we never really got to say goodbye. While I was there at the end, you were sleeping for the most part and couldn't really speak. But I know you knew what was happening and were ready to go to your final Home. Missing you Always - KK

Kaela K Sims Dec 1 2018 6:01 AM

Marsha and I go back to when we was fifteen years old. Tom took me to to meet her, little did we know it'd be a lifetime friendship. Married and hanging out together, cooking dinners together and camping Raising our children together only she stopped at two. LoL. We kinda drifted appart after my divorce and I moved to Fl for a few years. But coming back, she and Tom we're at Whiteashe church where my brother was. I started going to church again So worshiping and taking part together again ! Oh how I will miss you my friend--- I know your in a better place and suffering no more, In Jesus's arms. But my selfish heart is breaking. I will miss you my friend !!!

Charlette Hilton Nov 6 2018 6:16 AM

I love Marsha, Now you go find mama and you ladies have a blast! Rest In Peace.

Peggy Wolaver Nov 6 2018 12:15 AM

Marsha and I had so many fun times with Bible School crafts and "Stampin' Up" cardmaking. She was a great friend of mine. I so enjoyed worshipping and serving the Lord with her at Whiteash Freewill Baptist Church. I loved her dearly and will miss her tremendously.

Cindy Fry Nov 5 2018 9:25 PM

Thank you for 40 years of friendship, memories, love & sharing. You are missed. Farewell dear friend, until we meet again.

Brenda Wallis Nov 5 2018 7:43 PM

Having known Marsha for over 20 years was a blessing. She always had kind words for me and made me smile. She will be missed.

Connie Atkins Nov 5 2018 2:39 PM