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Delia Sinn

Delia Sinn


Delia Opal (Reuss) Sinn, 86, of Marissa, IL; born on March 18, 1934 in New Athens, IL; passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020 in the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL.

Delia was a cook for the Marissa School District 40. She loved spending time with her family and always looked at the good in people. Her passion was sewing and making many different quilts. Delia was a member of the St. Agatha’s Women’s Club. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing in the women’s golf league at the Marissa Recreational Area Golf Course. Her personality was one you could not forget.

Delia was preceded in death by her Parents – Philip and Emma (Glaus) Reuss. Six Siblings – Eugene Reuss, Floyd Reuss, Marcella Pusateri, Helen Grant, Raymond Reuss and Mary Ann Woolford.

She is survived by her husband – Dale Sinn of Marissa, IL to whom she married on May 23, 1955. Three Children – Cathy (Steve) Flowers of Annandale, VA; Pamela (Myron) Hargan of Springfield, IL; Jeffrey (Tammy) Sinn of Marissa, IL. Eight Grandchildren – Christopher (Erin) Flowers of Leesburg, VA; Brandon (Annie) Flowers of Alexandria, VA; Drew (Alyssa) Flowers of Durham, NC; Heather Hargan of Springfield, IL; Heath (Jessica) Hargan of Springfield, IL; Philip (Jessica) Sinn of Waterloo, IL; Kyle Sinn of Sparta, IL; Austin Sinn of Marissa, IL. Two Great Grandchildren – Annabelle Flowers and Joseph Hargan. Two great grandchildren on the way. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the New Athens Home for the Aged Activity Fund.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Funeral: Due to restrictions that are in place during the COVID-19 outbreak, a private service will be held for the family.

Interment: Burial will be held at Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements

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  1. Rollie and LaVon Canning says:

    Words can’t express how sorry we are for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.

  2. Greg and Leann Parker says:

    Pam and family. Sorry to here of your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

  3. Gene Wiggins NARFE Chap 1019 says:

    Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819. If unable to reach either, you may call Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980.

  4. John and Susan Crumpton says:

    Cathy, our deepest sympathy to you, your father, and family. We are so very sorry for your loss.

  5. Beth (Quick) Stanford says:

    Dale and Family,
    I’m so sorry to hear this news. I have so many fond memories of Dale and Delia and my parents golfing and their friendship in general. I know there’s a big golf tournament followed by a banjo sing-a-long going on in heaven right now. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May your wonderful memories overshadow your grief as soon as possible.

  6. Becky Gregory says:

    So sorry for your loss My prayers are with you all!

  7. Kevin and Beth Waldman says:

    Pam, Myron and family, please know we are thinking about you and praying for you! We know you have many warm memories of your mom/grandma. We pray those memories comfort you! Sending lots of love and hugs your way!!

  8. Bob Redpath says:

    Sorry for your loss but it is God’s gain as Delia is now with her Father, in a better place with a better life; one that we all look forward to achieving, but must wait until we are called.

  9. Ann Gann says:

    Cathy, so sorry for your loss.

  10. Patricia Harper says:

    Oh, Cathy! I am so saddened to learn of the loss of your sweet Mom.
    My own mother passed away in 1998, yet there are still times when I
    think: Oh, Mother would get such a kick out of that (when I’ve heard
    a funny story) – or – I wish I could just pick up the phone and share
    (this) experience with Mother. I know I’d come away with more of her
    wonderful wisdom to carry with me. But, rarely do I not think of her – and smile.

    If we’re lucky, God matches us with the Perfect Mother – a lifelong blessing.
    I’d never met your mother, but from reading all the accolades from those
    who had, she must have been pretty near perfect herself, which means
    you’ll always have those wonderful, warm and happy memories to hold
    in your heart – and she will never really be gone from your life.

    In sadness,
    Pat Harper

  11. Diane McLaughlin says:

    Sending thoughts and prayers for your entire family as you mourn. You learn the best things in the world from your Mom and those lessons are never lost. In the quiet of the morning, you will hear her voice and remember the great moments. May your memories and faith be a reminder of that pure unconditional love. Until you meet again.

  12. Don and Dorothy Bollmeier says:

    Dear Dale and family,

    Please accept our most sincere sympathy and know that we share your sadness at Delia’s passing. We were genuinely fond of her.

    Hopefully, all the memories of wonderful moments you shared with her will keep her alive in your hearts for years to come. May Jesus hold you in his comforting arms.

  13. Charlie, Judith, Greg, Jason, Angie & Grandchildren says:

    Dear Family, May you always remember her love. “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you.”
    Please accept our sympathy.
    The White Family
    Clemson, SC

  14. Kay Jetton says:

    Dale and family,

    My deepest sympathy at the loss of your dear Delia. May the Lord comfort you with all the beautiful memories of her.

  15. Ken and Sherri Wildt says:

    Dear Friends, Our hearts are hurting for you. You have many precious memories of your wife, mother and grandmother to hold on to. May these memories fill your hearts with love and laughter. We pray that God’s comfort will be with you.

    • Susan Ditch says:

      Dale, Cathy, Pam, Jeff and families,
      My heartfelt sympathy is extended to all of you at this very sad time. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of such a sweet lady. I had the pleasure of working with Delia at many St. Agatha parish events. She was such fun and always had a welcoming smile. May she RIP of Christ. Trust that you all remain in our daily thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
      Susan and Jerry Ditch

  16. Deb and Hal Wakefield says:

    Pamela, Myron, Heather, Heath and Jessica,
    Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. It is so hard to say goodbye. But find comfort in what a wonderful life you shared together. You will meet again! Hugs to you all.

  17. Pamela Calvert says:

    My heart felt condolences to your family. No one can take the place of a mother, but Knowing she is at peace and in the hands of our heavenly father, does help heal the hole in our hearts. Cherish and hold tight all the love and the wonderful memories ! Time will help heal your hearts. It may take a while to feel the pain lighten but with faith, prayers , friends , family and your loving memories , I’m praying for comfort and peace in the days ahead. With much love and prayers

    • Pamela says:

      Pamela, your words mean the world to all of us! I know you fully understand what we are feeling. She will be missed everyday! Thanks for your lifelong friendship!

  18. Bette & Jay Poston says:

    Dale and family,
    Jay and I send our deepest sympathy to all of you. She was a very special lady and kind to me. I always enjoyed working and talking with her Prayers and always remember your good times

  19. Arlie & Karen Smith says:

    Jeff and family , very sorry to hear this sad news. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  20. Lee Sinn says:

    Dale and Family,
    We are very sorry to hear of Delia’s passing. She was a wonderful person. Please know that you and your family are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Lee and Lori Sinn

  21. Bill and Jana Fett says:

    So sorry to hear. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

  22. Karen akers says:

    So very sorry for your loss. She was a very special lady and an awesome friend. Thoughts and prayers to your entire family.

  23. Dolores Wisecarver says:

    Dear Cathy and Family,
    Your mom was so beautiful. I met her at your Birthday party at Kikroys. She adored you and her whole family. Your Mm was so lucky to have such a devoted daughter. May she be welcomed by the Lord with the words we all long to hear, “Well done my good and faithful servant. Welcome Home.”

  24. Greg and Vicki Meister says:

    Our sympathies to all of family. Aunt Delia was a very sweet woman.

  25. Charlene, Dan, & Kerry O'Brien says:

    Cathy and family, we are so sorry to hear your mom has passed. She was one of the sweetest people we’ve ever met. Her love for her family was so evident. We’re glad we had the chance to be with her at family events over the last few years. We will miss her. Love to you all.

  26. Ginger Hand says:

    Cathy, I grieve with you over loss of your mom and you can be assured of my continuing prayers for you and her And your family

  27. Jeannie Landis says:

    Kyle I am so very sorry to hear of your grandma’s passing. Wish I could give you a hug, please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    • Barbara Hollingsworth says:

      Cathy, my deepest condolences to you and your family. I know how much you loved your mom. Prayers for you and the boys as you mourn your loss.

      • Betty Zimmermann says:

        In deepest sympthy to you an your family. God bless an keep you.

      • Cathy Gray says:

        Cathy, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom sounds like such a wonderful lady, and you are very much like her. May she rest in peace and soon be with our Lord in Heaven. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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