|Marian "Marnie" A. Pampel, 87 Galesburg, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Rosewood Care Center.
She was born on April 22, 1924 in Edwards, the daughter of John D. and Mabel Healea.
She is survived by her two sons: Gary L Pampel (Penny Mackey), Galesburg, and John D. Pampel (Leslie King), Galesburg, three granddaughters, Mindi (Jeremy) Ritchie, Tara (Beau) Aplin, and Ashley (Ryan) Spain; Five great-grandchildren, Logan, Braden, Ava, Alex, and Aaron and a special cousin and lifelong friend Lorraine (Dueard) Gunter. Also surviving are very special friends Helen Collura, Phyllis Poe, Lisa Makeever, Rhonda Quarterman. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Veda (Becky) Schulz.
She graduated from the 8th grade in Edwards, and then moved to Galesburg where she attended the Galesburg Public Schools.
During World War II she worked at Gale Products. She then became a homemaker and also an Avon Representative for 25 years.
Her life was enhanced by the birth of her granddaughters. She was extremely devoted to them as they were to her. She took great pride in participating in their lives and watching them grow into successful young women. The devotion Marnie showed for her granddaughters continued on with the birth of her great-grandchildren. A big highlight in Marnie's life was having all the family together.
She enjoyed sitting on the porch in the warm weather and looked forward to drinking coffee, eating pie and hot fudge sundaes, leisurely afternoon car rides, eating at Grandview Restaurant especially their mashed potatoes and gravy, cooking and baking, visiting with family and friends, watching Lawrence Walk on Saturday nights and reading. Marnie looked forward to having her hair done and the fun filled talks she had with Penny.
Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., April 13, 2012 in East Linwood Cemetery. Pastor Rodney Miller of Faith Bible Fellowship will officiate. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Edwards United Methodist Church, 10223 West Powder Mill Road, Edwards, IL 61528. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes in Knoxville, Illinois in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences or sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com