Creal Springs-Lura Marks, 89, passed away at 3:00am on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at her home.
Lura was born on November 12, 1925 in Williamson County to Gilbert and Lura (Sutton) Malcom. She married Bill Marks on October 4, 1952 in Benton. He preceded her in death on May 2, 1996.
Lura was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. Her hobbies included fishing and spending time with her family and she loved singing hymns.
Son-Donald Marks of Pittsburg
Daughter-Judy and Terry Pearce of Creal Springs
Daughter-Vivian & Glenn Felts of Creal Springs
Son-in-law-Robert Lindsey of Creal Springs
32 great grandchildren
34 great-great grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Richard Marks; daughters, Sadie Marks and Patsy Lindsey; brothers and sisters, Irene Sutton, Gertrude Burk, Bob Malcom, Kenneth Malcom, John Malcom, Lillian Phillips Craig, Sadie Swan, Myrtle Travelstead, Betty Marks, Ruth Lawson, Imogene Parks and great grandson, Dustin Marks.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 2, 2014 at 11am at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Alan Summers officiating. Burial will follow at White Oak Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, January 1, 2014 from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home.
Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/ 1704 N. Court St/ Marion, IL 62959.