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Blue Funeral Home (Marion)
Wednesday December 27th, 2017

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Russell Stotlar

Marion-Russell Stotlar, 80, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Parkway Manor. Russell was born on June 6, 1937 in Alton to Claude and Myrtle (Griffen) Stotlar. He married Phyllis Parks on May 30, 1959 in Creal Springs. Russell retired in sales and was a longtime member and deacon of First Baptist Church in Creal Springs. Survivors include: Wife-Phyllis Stotlar of Marion Daughter-Robin Stapleton and husband Mike of Crab Orchard Son-Tim Stotlar and wife Donna of Creal Springs Grandchildren: Sara and Jonas Hudgens Andy and Kristy Stapleton Anthony and Kate Stotlar Jon Stotlar Great grandchildren: Josie Stapleton Carly Stapleton Kelsey Hudgens Ethan Hudgens Tommy Wiseman Elijah Stotlar Aunt-Wanda Van He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Wendell and Eldon; sister, Carol Loraine and infant sister, Phyllis. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 11am at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Ivan Ryan officiating. Burial will follow at Cana Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 from 5pm-7pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Cana Cemetery of the First Baptist Church of Creal Springs and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/PO Box 411/Marion, IL 62959 For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit Blue funeral home.com

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So sorry for the familys loss. I will always have very fond memories of playing Goofy Golf and enjoying the hospitality of the Stotlars.

Larry Boyd Jan 5 2018 12:43 PM

Aunt Phyllis, Robin, & Tim: Uncle Russell was an excellent Uncle and a wonderful man. We will miss him always; but, we will not forget him. Steve & Donna

Steve & Donna Loraine Dec 27 2017 4:30 PM

Phyllis and Family: So sorry to hear of Russells passing. Im proud to have been his brother-in- law for 50(+) years. He will be missed by all.

Richard Loraine Dec 27 2017 12:24 AM

So sorry for your loss Phyllis. I enjoyed Russell so much when yall came to Dr. Whitehead s.

Judi Hite Dec 23 2017 6:31 PM

RIP faithful servant. What a blessing you were to this world and will continue to be in Heaven. What a great father you were and it shows in your children. My parents thought the world of you. Me too.

Ron "Pokey" Miller Dec 23 2017 4:47 PM

Tim Im so sorry to hear about your Fathers passing. I will keep you in my prayers.

Lori Askew Allen Dec 23 2017 4:28 PM

Tim, my deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Tammy Adams Karl Dec 23 2017 4:04 PM

So sorry for your loss. My condolences to your family.Prayers for peace & comfort.

Dana (Kinsey) Blanchard Dec 23 2017 4:00 PM