James B. Derwort, 73, of Marissa, IL, born April 15, 1948 in St. Louis, MO, passed away on Saturday July 3, 2021 at Cotton Point Living Center in Matthews, MO. Mr. Derwort was a school teacher.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Bernard and Jessie (Powell) Derwort, three brothers and 1 sister.
Jim is survived by his loving wife; Donna Sue (Bails) Derwort of Marissa, whom he married on August 16, 1969 in Charleston, IL, two children; Marcus James (Stephanie) Derwort of Freeburg, IL, daughter; Jackie (Talley) Haines of Mobile, AL, two brothers and four grandchildren; Alex and Lydia Derwort and Melaina and Maria Haines.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to be made to Crown Hospice of Cape Girardeau, MO, St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL, the Marissa Rec. Area or to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Visitation: Friends and family will be gathering from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday July 8, 2021 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL.
Private services are being scheduled.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.