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Mary Lea

Mary Lea

Mary Jane, nee Randle, Lea; 59, of Tilden, IL; born August 22, 1953 in Belleville, IL to Verlin and Violet, nee Berberick, Randle; passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at her home in Tilden.
She married C. Harlon Lea on September 23, 1971. He preceded her in death on June 7, 2011. She is also preceded in death by her parents; her son – Christopher Lea. 2 sisters – Dawn Randle and Jacqueline Ostendorf.
Mary Jane was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Sparta, IL. She worked at Spartan Printing and as a waitress at the White Lantern Restaurant. She devoted many years as a loving stay at home mother.
She is survived by 3 daughters – Amber (Travis) Trail of Marissa, IL; Kelly (Nathan Raban) Lea; of Lenzburg, IL; Jessica (Tony Rooneo) Lea of Tilden, IL. 1 sister – Kay (Nick) Claro. 1 brother – Larry (Rosie) Leonhardt. Granddaughters – Jade; Halie; Krystin; Aubrey; Tessa. Grandsons – Ethan; Christopher; Nathan. She is also survived by brothers and sisters –in-law and many nieces and nephews. Also a special friend and “her partner in crime” Marla Duecker.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 11:00am with Rev. Wilbur Franklin officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at the Tilden Cemetery in Tilden, IL.

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  1. Administrator says:

    She is gone in spirit, but she will live on is all of us. I will be thinking about you all in the days to come. May God give you all the strength you will need. Rest in Peace Mary Jane. I love you and will miss you.

    Posted by: Marilyn Lea – Summerville, GA – Sister in Law Oct 22, 2012

  2. Administrator says:

    There are soo many memories, and I thank God for every single day that I had with you. You were the best mom I could have ever asked for and my heart is just broken because I am going to miss you more than I could ever say. I know that you are finally at peace, and back with dad, Chris and Jackie and I will try to take comfort in that but I still wish you were here with me. Loving you always til we meet again, Amber Michelle

    Posted by: Amber Trail – marissa, IL – daughter Oct 22, 2012

  3. Administrator says:

    I remember the day you moved in across the street, you were the most beautiful woman I had ever seen and I had to rush over to meet you. It seems you have always been apart of my life and a major influence on the woman I have become. I am so blessed that God saw fit to give me such a wonderful role model. I will miss you more than words can say but this isnt goodbye, its see you again someday.

    Posted by: Lurissa Barton Cochrane – friend/neighbor Oct 22, 2012

  4. Administrator says:

    I am so sorry for this families loss…the picture you have posted is how I remembered Mary Jane. I was not around her as we got older, but I always thought she was a beautiful lady…love to the family..

    Posted by: Phyllis Lea Franklin – gadsden, AL – cousin Oct 22, 2012

  5. Administrator says:

    Another beautiful woman called home. My heartfelt condolences to the family of MaryJane. I grew up with Kay and I know she loves her sisters very much. MaryJane will be missed but the wonderful memories will help ease the pain with time. God Bless

    Posted by: Cheri Clossen – Carlinville, IL – friend Oct 24, 2012

  6. Administrator says:

    Sorry 2 hear but ur grandson Eathen Trail is in my class! I bet he really misses you:(

    Posted by: Maddie Dec 11, 2012

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