Nancy Lee Marcum, 80, of Staunton and formerly of Granite City, passed away at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Relais Bonne Eau Hospice House in Edwardsville.
She was born June 11, 1934, in Granite City, a daughter of the late Alvin and Mary (Doyle) Chessey. She married Arthur Lee “Skip” Marcum on Oct. 25, 1952, at the former St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Mitchell and he survives. Nancy was a dedicated and faithful homemaker who cherished caring for her family. She had also worked through the years at General Steel as a comptometer operator, Madison County Federal Saving and Loan as a teller and office procedures and also with V&R Tax Service in Granite City. She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Staunton and former member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City. Nancy had also been active through the years with the St. Elizabeth Parish and the former Sacred Heart Parish. She had been active with Senior Olympics, The Master’s Choir and Girl Scouts and was a volunteer with The Good Samaritan House in Granite City and the Hosea House in St. Louis. She enjoyed her days of sewing, shopping and cooking and was an excellent cook and was known for her baked goods. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.
In addition to her beloved husband of more than 62 years, she is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Nannette and Bill Cochran of Granite City, Sherrie Hoffeditz of Taylor Ridge, Ill., Kaye and Jody Maxfield of Troy, and Kelle and Bryan Schmidtke of Granite City; eight grandchildren, Zachary Cochran, Adam Cochran, Alexis Schmidtke, Troy Garcia, Clay Maxfield, Cole Maxfield, Mick Hoffeditz and Madison Hoffeditz; one brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Mary Lou Chessey of Doe Run, Mo.; brother-in-law, Thomas Marcus of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ellen Marcus; and a brother, Terry Chessey.
In celebration of her life and in accordance to her wishes, a funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Staunton at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015, with Father George Radosovich as celebrant.
Burial will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Livingston.
Memorials may be made to St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Backstoppers or to Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Irwin Chapel of Glen Carbon in charge of arrangements, www.irwinchapel.com.