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Samuel Askew

March 21, 1948 — July 18, 2019

Marion-Samuel Ray Askew, 71, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

Samuel was born on March 21, 1948 in Carbondale to Homer and Mary (Cash) Askew. He married Sue Grisham on March 17, 1973. She preceded him in death in September 2009.

Samuel was a member of the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Europe. He had the honor of being a security guard for the 1969 Presidential Visit to Bonn Germany. Samuel retired from the Centralia Correctional Center after working many years there as a food supervisor. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW. Samuel loved to cook and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include:


Michael Mayfield

Daniel and Nancy Mayfield

Melanie Concepcion


Zach Pineda

Dylan Mayfield

Caleb Mayfield

Robbie Concepcion

Danielle Mayfield

Abbi Mayfield

Joseph Concepcion

Great granddaughter-Sophia Mayfield

Brother-Larry Askew and wife Margo

Sister-Patsy Holland and husband Don


Brett Holland

Bart Holland

Brian Askew

Garrett Askew

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at noon at the American Legion in Marion with Rev. Larry Askew officiating. Military Rites will be provided by the Marion VFW with assistance from the U.S. Air Force. Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Samuel Askew, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

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