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Thomas Duffie

Thomas Duffie

Thomas Eugene Duffie, 65, of Marissa, IL; born on June 15, 1954 in Red Bud, IL; passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at his home.

Tom was a coal miner.  After retiring from the mine he worked for the Kaskaskia Water District.  He was a member of the UMWA.  Tom enjoyed fishing, gardening and watching sports.  Most of all he loved spending time with his grandkids.

He was preceded in death by his parents – James and Louise, nee Cape, Duffie.  His father-in-law – Robert Lehman.

He is survived by his wife – Bobbi, nee Lehman, Duffie whom he married on June 5, 1976 at Friedens United Church of Christ.  His children – Sara (Mark) Beer of Mascoutah, IL; Brian (Sherri) Duffie of Independence, MO.  His grandchildren – Wyatt Beer; Avery Beer; Luke Beer; Ty Duffie; Grant Duffie.  Five brothers – James Duffie of Tilden, IL; Frank (Becky) Duffie of St. Louis, MO; Lee (Renee) Duffie of St. Libory, IL; Steve (Joan) Duffie of Dallas, TX; Kim (Jill) Duffie of Freeburg, IL.  His mother-in-law – Ruby Lehman of Marissa, IL.  His brother-in-law Jay (Leslie) Lehman of Marissa, IL.  He is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to Friedens United Church of Christ.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Services: Due to restrictions that are in place during the coronavirus outbreak a private graveside service will be held.

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


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  1. Merry Katt says:

    Sending our condolences to Bobbi, Sara and Brain. Fond memories of The Duffie Family when we lived in Marissa. So sorry for your loss of Tom. Hope you find peace and fond memories to get you through this tuff time.

    Jerry & Merry Katt

  2. Danny Beck says:

    Bobbi, Sara, Brian, and the whole Duffie family,
    May God grant you peace at this challenging time. God is there to lean on!

  3. David and Pat Edgar says:

    We were very saddened to learn of Tom’s passing. Knowing that he is at eternal peace and rest is comfort to us all. I always considered Tom a dear friend. Our condolences to Bobbi and the entire family.

  4. Don and Dorothy Bollmeier says:

    Prayers for his family and all who loved him.

  5. Janice Smith & Merlin Steele says:

    Bobbi, You have our thoughts & prayers. He is resting in peace and no longer fighting.

  6. Susan Hoffmann Graybeal says:

    My sincerest condolences.

  7. Lori Schneider says:

    Our condolences to your family on your loss. Sincerely Lynne and Lori Mavers Schneider

  8. Paul & Diane (Galle) Harper says:

    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family Bobbi. Tom was a wonderful man and will be missed.

  9. Gary & Natalie Hand says:

    Our Deepest Sympathies to Bobbie, Sara, Brian and the Duffle Family. May the peace and comfort of our Lord be with you all.

  10. Annabel McGough says:

    Mrs. Duffie,

    Our condolences and prayers to you and your family.

    The McGough Family

  11. Laurie and Gary Shain says:

    Bobbie~~We were so sad to hear this news. The evidence of your life together is found in your loving family, your children and many friends that care so much for both of you. Know that we remember you in our prayers and have thought of you so often as you have been fighting this fight….

  12. Bob Matzenbacher says:

    Farewell to my teammate and friend. I always had great respect for your competitive spirit and abilities. You and I always pushed each other to be better athletes and teammates. You and Tim have left our team without any pitchers. We’ll all meet again someday on the field and this time we will be #1. Every game will be a no hitter and we’ll all bat 1.000. Peace to you my friend. My deepest sympathies Bobbie, Sara and Brian and the Duffie Brothers.

  13. Myron & Pamela Hargan says:

    My condolences and sincerest sympathy to Bobbi and family. I have such fond memories of Tom during our high school days at Marissa High. Our prayers are with you.

  14. so sorry to hear this my deepest symphathy to jim woodie and lee plus other brothers and sisters i did not know also to bobbi rest in peace my friend

    • Joann Kinzel Emge says:

      Bobbi my heart goes out to you and your family during this sad time. May your wonderful memories provide you comfort. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. Matt Lowrey says:

    Tom was, to me, one of the town “fathers” – in the sense that he was one of the many awesome men/fathers who looked after the group of kids I grew up with. Watched our games. Rooted for us. Gently chided us when we deserved it, took care of his family and stood with other men who took care of theirs.

    My condolences to Bobbi, Sara, Brian, and the rest of his family

  16. Charlie and Elaine says:

    So sorry for your loss. We have missed seeing him in the yard and around the house. I lived close to his family many years ago and remember him and his brothers as young children. We are praying for you family and miss you always

  17. Bruce and I extend our sympathy. We have very fond memories of times spent together as friends. May a Gods peace be with you today and every day forward. You and your family are in our prayers. Bruce and Diane

  18. Vickie Wallace-Nesler says:

    Sincerest sympathy and prayers for Bobbi and family.

  19. Kevin and I are so very sad for your family. Great memories of fun times of our group together. Tom always had a smile anytime we would see him out and about. A great man, proud of his family, for sure. My prayer is that gods peace will surround your family during this difficult time. Sending a hug.
    Jane (&Kevin)

  20. Dave and Pete Dressel says:

    Bobbi, Sara Brian, grandkids and extended family, we are so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Just know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Hang in there.

  21. SHERRI Wildt says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Bobbie, Sara, Brian and family. May God be with you always. Ken and Sherri

    • Edwina Earl says:

      My deepest, heartfelt sympathy to the entire Duffie Family. When I heard of Tom’s passing, a lot of memories came rushing back. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all.
      Edwina “Winnie Hearell” Earl

    • Mary and Dean Laumbattus says:

      Dean and I send our deepest sympathies, we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family at this difficult time. Dean and Mary Laumbattus.

  22. Kevin and Debbie Demsar says:

    Our sympathy and prayers to Tom’s family.

  23. Debi Klausing says:

    Sincerest sympathies to Bobbi and family. Tom was such a nice guy. I’ll always have Jr. League bowling memories of him! Sending much love……….

  24. Bill and Jana says:

    Our sincerest sympathy, thoughts, and prayers to you all.

    • John Johnson says:

      So sorry to hear this. Sympathy to Bobbi and the entire family. Good memories and fun times had will not be forgotten.

      • Brenda Bogusch Myrts says:

        So sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Bobbi and family and friends.

  25. Cathy says:

    My sincere sympathy to all of Tom’s family. I’ll always remember him as the pitcher or first baseman on the State Baseball team of 1972. May God grant you His Peace.

    Cathy Sinn Flowers
    Annandale, VA

  26. Connie Cominsky says:

    So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Prayers for all of the family. Connie Calvert Cominsky

    • Clara and John Taylor says:

      So sorry for your loss. Praying for strength for all the family.

      • Jean Macke says:

        Please accept my sincere sympathy on Tom’s passing. I respected him and admired his talent with plants. May God give all of his family and friends comfort and peace.

    • Karen Forsythe Knight says:

      My sincerest sympathy and prayers for all of you.

    • Natalie Dickerson says:

      So sorry to hear this, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!

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