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Elizabeth Killen

Elizabeth Killen

Elizabeth Sue, nee Doty, Killen, 80, of Marissa, IL; born on September 26, 1938 in Anna, IL; passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Killen worked as a secretary for many years.  She also sold Avon products and drove a school bus, which she loved.  Elizabeth also enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers and yard.  She also liked playing bingo.

She was preceded in death by her parents- Albert and Dorothy, nee Cavitt, Doty.  Two sons – Dennis Shelton and Terry Swan.  One daughter – Helen Bishop.  Also preceded in death by 4 sisters.

She is survived by her husband – Curtis Killen.  Two daughters – Tammie (Bill) Crane of Caseyville, IL; Gayla (Tim) Kearns of Collinsville, IL.  One brother – David (Linda) Houser of New Athens, IL.  One sister – Doris “Jerry” Walsh of New Athens, IL.  16 grandchildren.  32 great-grandchildren.  4 great-great grandchildren.  Also survived by her beloved dog – Daisy.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Monday, April 8, 2019 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 10:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 11:00am with Rev. Jonathan Urshan officiating.

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


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  1. Bonnie Parres says:

    My mom and dad (Gene & Bonnie Hornbeck) were best friends with Sue as I was growing up. I was young but I remember Sue’s beautiful, friendly smile. She was always so full of fun and kindness. I hope all of sweet memories help comfort the family in this sad time.

  2. Pamela doty says:

    So sorry She was a nice lady enjoyed talking to her on message r remember to love your family no matter what
    Pamela and al Doty

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