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Joan Monbrum

Joan Monbrum

Joan Marie Monbrum, nee Anderson, 70, of Marissa, IL, born November 24, 1943 in Herrin, IL, passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014 at her residence. Ms. Monbrum was a school teacher for 33 years with Marissa School District 40. She was also a past member of the Marissa School Board and attended First Baptist Church in Marissa, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; John Albert and Marjorie Eloise (Graham) Anderson and her sister, Judith Haney.

Joan is survived by her daughter, Melanie (Craig) Rahlfs of Marissa, IL; and her grandchildren; Amber (Zach) Galle of Mascoutah, IL and Kyle Rahlfs of Marissa, IL.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made instead to Vitas Hospice or the Siteman Cancer Center. In keeping with Joan’s wishes, cremation is to be held.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, October 20, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Marissa, IL

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 20, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Marissa, IL. A private committal service at Herrin City Cemetery in Herrin, IL will follow.

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

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  1. Administrator says:

    My sincerest sympathies on the passing of Joan. She taught our children and we were neighbors across the street years ago. I am sorry for your loss.

    Posted by: Cindy Walker – New Athens, IL – neighbor in Marissa (years back) Oct 14, 2014

  2. Administrator says:

    My sympathys to the family and prayers uplifted also on their behalf. Joan had been a special part of the main core faculty in the Marissa school system as well as the community. She has impacted many lives in multiple generations and her legacy will live on for years to come. Also, her newfound faith in the Lord allows her to enjoy eternal joy and peace in her new heavenly home.

    Posted by: Curtis Paul Lawson – Montgomery, TX Oct 14, 2014

  3. Administrator says:

    So sorry for your loss! Mrs. Monbrum was one of teachers in school. Typing I learned from her! ASDF JKL:!!!!I will always remember that is how she taught us. She will always be remember as a great teacher and one that I will always remember! Some teachers come and go, yet Mrs. Monbrum, touched many a life in her long road of teaching students. May the Lord comfort you in the days to follow…a student from class of 1974

    Posted by: Clara (geralds) Taylor – marissa, IL Oct 14, 2014

  4. Administrator says:

    I am sorry for your loss.

    Posted by: Denise Bird – Swanwick,, IL – aquaintance Oct 17, 2014

  5. Administrator says:

    I am sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. I had her as a typing teacher and just loved her. May she rest in peace. My Prayers are with the family.

    Posted by: Marilyn Lea – summerville, GA – former student Oct 21, 2014

  6. Administrator says:

    Melanie and Family,

    Have been away and just recently learned of Joan ‘s passing. She was my Kyle’s typing teacher and he was first boy she gave an A to she said. I miss seeing her and talking with her at the bank. I wish I could have seen her once again. I also go to Church with Harry and Doris. We would talk about her dog and I wondered about her too. May God be with you Joan. Like Joan Hardesty, you will be missed.

    Posted by: Lisa Pyeatt – Marissa, IL – friend Dec 06, 2014

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