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Graveside Service

Olmsted Cemetery
Friday September 23rd, 2022

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Mary Alice Underhile

Mary Alice Underhile, age 82, of Marion, Illinois, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Illinois.

Mary was born March 09, 1940 in Tunnel Hill, Illinois, a daughter of Earl and Mary Helen (Holmes) Whitehead. She had worked as a waitress and also at the Holiday Inn.

She is survived by two children, Rick (John Cowles) Underhile and Zabrina (Vernon) Ganzer; one grandchild, Heather White; and one brother, Bob (Charlotte) Whitehead. She is preceded in death by her former husband Carl Underhile; one grandson, Joshua Ryan White; her parents, Earl S. and Mary Helen (Holmes) Whitehead; and one sister, Kay Sharpe.

Graveside services will be held at 12:00pm on Friday, September 23, 2022 at the Olmsted Cemetery in Pulaski County. Family and friends are asked to gather directly at the cemetery. Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with final arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association.

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Mary "the Pie Lady" as we sometimes referred to her :) would come over on a weekly basis it seems for a rousing game of Rummy. She must have won 95% of the time-she was that good. We will miss her dearly.

Gena Carmen & Tim Reaves Sep 23 2022 8:45 AM

I just seen this and I'm so sorry about Mary. I worked with her at the Holiday Inn in Marion. Her and I got along great and she was a very good waitress.

Sonja Fleming Sep 14 2022 11:44 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Your right she is in heaven with Jesus. glad I got to know you all at church Love Danny and LaDonna Campbell

LaDonna Campbell Sep 12 2022 8:40 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Underhile

Judy Golden Sep 11 2022 4:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Underhile

Lynn Fougeron Sep 11 2022 4:02 PM

I always looked up to you when I was young, I always thought you are so beautiful. I wish I lived closer and got spent more time with you. I love you Mary, You will always be my sister. I know that you're in no more pain and that you're in a better place with the rest of our family in heaven, enjoying the sweet presents of Jesus. You will be greatly miss. Love you, Anita

Anita Underhile Sep 11 2022 2:52 PM

I love you mom , and miss you so much already , But you are in Heaven now with Jesus and your mom having a reunion Im going to miss talking to you everyday and our Saturday visits , you took a piece of my Heart with you , This isn’t goodbye forever I will see you again in Heaven someday

Zabrina Ganzer Sep 11 2022 12:43 PM

I believe Mary is in heaven beating the pants off of the saints in rummi lol her favorite game

Vernon Ganzer Sep 11 2022 12:28 PM