Prudence Stirewalt

Feb 22nd, 1931 - May 12th, 2018


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Sat, May. 19th, 2018 10am


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Sat, May. 19th, 2018 12pm

Prudence Stirewalt

Marion-Prudence Ann Stirewalt, 87, passed away on May 12, 2018 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

Prudence was born on February 22, 1931 in Danville to Cedric and Irene Mary (Carrier) Rice.

She loved indoor plants, they gave her much joy. Prudence enjoyed watching birds and was an avid animal lover.  During 1960-1970, while living in Champaign, she was the President of the Jr. Women’s Club.  She sang in the Champaign County fair for many years and lead in many play productions there.  Prudence also enjoyed crafts, ceramics and drawing and loved spending time with her family.

Survivors include:

Sons-Michael and Wendy Stirewalt of Dwight, IL and Kevin Stirewalt of Benton

Daughter-Karen Irwin of Marion


Laura and Travis Halstead

Lisa and Ryan Offermann

Zachary and Samantha Irwin

Dustin and Samantha Irwin

Dean and Sierra Vander Zanden

Cody Gibson

Great grandchildren:

Landon Lee Offermann

Blayze Michael Halstead

Rylan Cooper Offermann

Lillian Mae Vander Zanden

Breckin Loyd Halstead

Cooper Donald Irwin

Ella Rose Irwin

Addison Grace Van der Zanden

Remington Wilder Irwin

Baby boy Irwin on the way

Sisters-Mary Anne and Chris Gristina of Fort Worth, TX and Melinda and Myron Isaac of Fisher, IL

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Evan Rice and son in law, Don Irwin.

Services will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 12pm at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Monsignor Thomas Flach officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Saturday from 10am until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Williamson County and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/PO Box 411/Marion, IL 62959.

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2 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Mavis Tucker

    From: , Illinois

    Date: May 15, 2018

    Indeed, it is sad learning about the loss of Prudence. However, as this comforting video shows, God will soon restore life to all those in his perfect memory.

  • Guest: Ed and Teresa Wrigley

    From: Morris, Illinois

    Date: May 16, 2018

    So sorry to hear of Mrs. Stirewalt’s passing. The entire Stirewalt family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.