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Marsha Meister

Marsha Meister

Marsha Ann, nee Williams, Meister, 69, of New Athens, IL; born January 2, 1945 in East St. Louis, IL; passed away on Friday, November 14, 2014 at her home.

Mrs. Meister was a homemaker and also worked as a bartender and cook at various locations in and around New Athens. Marsha loved her family and her life revolved around her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Marshall and Thelma, nee Brittin, Williams.

She is survived by her husband Joe Meister Sr. whom she married on October 28, 1983 in New Athens, IL. Her children – Joe (Amanda) Meister Jr. of New Athens, IL; Susan Recker of New Athens, IL; Judy (Greg) Gamble-Krauss of New Athens, IL; Rebecca (Michael) Wagner of Belleville, IL. Her grandchildren – Drake Meister; David (Brittnay) Shemonia; Nicole (Alan) Schilling Jr.; Rochelle (Drew) Hoffman; Brandon (Samantha) Hoffman; Katelen Place; Jeremy Wade; Jonathon Wade; Joshua Wagner; Jordan Wagner; Jenna Wagner. Her great-grandchildren – Logan Shemonia; Landon Shemonia; Lukas Shemonia; Daelin Lindee; Dakota Lindee; Sophia Wagner. One brother – James (Cheryl) Williams of Belleville, IL. One sister Susie Daesch of Belleville, IL.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Monday, November 17, 2014 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 9:00am to 10:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 10:00am with Father James Nall officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery in New Athens, IL.

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

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  1. Administrator says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of an an amazing woman. She’ll be missed. My heart goes out to you all during this hardtime.

    Posted by: Tiffany Schilling-Hollingsworth – Alorton, IL – Friend Of Family Nov 16, 2014

  2. Administrator says:

    Joe and Family so sorry to hear of Marsha passing. Our prayers and condolences for your family.
    Rest In Peace my friend, until we meet again.


    Posted by: Pam Hammel – Waterloo, IL – Friend Nov 16, 2014

  3. Administrator says:

    Sorry to hear about your loss. My she rest in peace.

    Posted by: Paul & Bridget Bingle – Troy, MO – mother Nov 16, 2014

  4. Administrator says:

    So sorry about the passing of your Mother. May she rest in peace. Love and prayers.

    Posted by: Moe Kathy Jeff Bill and Granny – Nauvoo, AL – Family of Judy Susan and Rebecca Nov 16, 2014

  5. Administrator says:

    Joe and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Marsha’s passing. She has been on my prayer list for a few years now. She was such a nice woman, and her daughters are sweet, as well…glad I was able to meet them at Helen’s funeral. Joe, my heart cries for you for all the losses you have had to endure in the past few years…way too many. My prayers continue for you and your whole family. I love you. Eternal rest grant unto her, and may Perpetual Light shine upon her. May God grant you all His Peace.

    Posted by: Cathy Flowers – Annandale, VA – cousin Nov 17, 2014

  6. Administrator says:

    May your light continue to shine here on earth. You will live forever in our hearts as we celebrate the wonderful times we shared.

    Posted by: Jackie Elmore Gates – Castle Rock, CO – Cousin Nov 17, 2014

  7. Administrator says:

    Joe and the rest of Marsha’s family,

    I worked with Marsha for several years at L and B’s Eastend while I was in high school and college. Her and Joe even came to my wedding 10 years ago. Working with Marsha all those years was wonderful and I learned a lot from her and her work ethic. She never stopped. I am truly sorry to hear about her passing as I have often thought about her over that last years and wondered how her and Joe were.

    With love,

    Sandy Ramage (Thomas)

    Posted by: Sandy Ramage (Thomas) – IL – previous co-worker Nov 17, 2014

  8. Administrator says:

    Joe and family we are so sorry fir you loss. You all will be inour prayers

    Posted by: Heather and Troy Hogshead – BELLEVILLE, IL, IL – friend Nov 17, 2014

  9. Administrator says:


    Posted by: JIM AND DONNA QUICK – BALDWIN, IL – FRIEND Nov 18, 2014

  10. Administrator says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Marsha … I only had met her one time that I remember I just loved her personality her smiles.. I love you uncle Joe …

    Posted by: Ashley Meister – Mulino, OR – neice to Joe Meister Nov 18, 2014

  11. Administrator says:

    I had the pleasure of growing up with Marsha Ann as a child. We congregated at our “Nona’s” house almost every Sunday and all played together. She was always so nice to us and fun to be around. I’ll always remember her kindness and how much we loved her smile. I know she is looking down on us and smiling today!

    Posted by: Jackie Elmore Gates – Castle Rock, CO – cousin Nov 25, 2014

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