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Martha Marie Jennings (Peaches)

Martha Marie Jennings (Peaches), 76, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on Friday, February 5, 2021.

Martha M. Jennings was born on December 15, 1944 to Martha and Robert Perkins.

Survivors include her daughters, Tammy S. Childers and husband Matt of Marion, IL., Christina R. Hickey and husband Thomas of Johnston City, IL.; grandchildren, Dalton S. Francis, Colten D. Francis and wife Aimee, Dakota J. Francis and wife Courtney, Matthew R. Hickey and girlfriend Amanda, Ashley N. Williams and husband Joshua, Timothy L. Jackson, Kyle L. Childers and wife Lexie; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert (Bob) Perkins, Mitchell (Mickey) Perkins, Jack Perkins; sister, Susan (Susie) Perkins as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Martha and Robert Perkins and daughter, Colette Welch.

Martha was a very hard worker and always put others before herself. She loved her family and spending time with them. She enjoyed sitting out on her porch during the summer and drinking coffee with friends and family. She was a very sweet and generous person who could bring a smile to anyone’s face. Some of the family’s most cherished memories are of her singing songs to people that mentioned their names or matched their personalities.

There will be no services due to her wishes. Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with final arrangements.

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Tammy and Christina, I'm so sorry about the loss of your mother. I hadn't seen her for years, but I always enjoyed seeing her when you girls were in school. She always had a big smile on her face!!Please accept my sympathy. Love you two!!

Mary Marks Feb 9 2021 6:23 PM

Tammy you are in my prayers sweetie, to you, Matt, and Colton my heart hurts for you because Ive been through it and hurts bad, Love to all of you. Jane Runge

Jane Runge Feb 6 2021 9:06 PM

RIP Aunt Peaches. You were loved and cherished by so many. You will be missed. Love you! Prayers for comfort to her closes family and friends.

tabatha larres perkins Feb 6 2021 7:37 PM