Marion Schmitz

Marion Schmitz

FARMER CITY – Marion L. Schmitz, 84, of Farmer City passed away at 12:20 a.m. Friday (Oct. 18, 2013) at Farmer City Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, with the Rev. C. Don Ferrill and Bill Walden officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Farmer City Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.

Marion was born Oct. 20, 1928, in De Land, a daughter of Dean and Pauline Dressback Oakley. She married Morris Dean Schmitz on Oct. 21, 1946, in Farmer City. He passed away Oct. 16, 1986.

She is survived by two sons, Terry D. (Julie) Schmitz of Buford, Ga., and Jerry L. Schmitz of Farmer City; one daughter, Genreva "Skip" Payne of Hillsdale, Mich.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard "Dick" (Carolyn) Oakley of Casa Grande, Ariz.; and one sister, Lucretia "Susie" Walden of Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, a sister and son-in-law.

Marion had worked in the housing department at the University of Illinois for 25 years. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Farmer City; life member of the Farmer City VFW Post 6190 Women's Auxiliary; and member of the Order of Moose Lodge, Bloomington.