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Elsie M. Black

February 17, 1926 — July 11, 2021

Elsie M. Black, 95, of Marion, passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 5:25 am at Herrin Hospital.

Elsie was born February 17, 1926 in Williamson County the daughter of Alonzo and Mary (Klope) Hanks.  She married Bobby Dean Black on January 14, 1956 in Marion and together they shared 57 years of marriage until his death on January 24, 2013.

She worked for over 51 years for Distinctive Interiors and Waylon Sims.

Elsie is survived by her; Son – Ronnie Black and wife Kim of Marion

Daughter – Marcella Havener of Crab Orchard and fiancé Kevin Miller of Marion

Three Grandchildren;

  Brandon Black and wife Sarah of Eldorado

  Heather Midgett and husband Robbie of Marion

  Joseph Havener and wife Jodi of Marion

Eleven Great Grandchildren;

 Zach Midgett and wife Claire,  Shaylie Black and fiancé Chase Arnold, Bryar, Dalton, Maddie, Kendal, Alex, Graycie, Gabriel, Elsie and Alayna

Two great great grandchildren – Mason Morris and Hank Midgett

Brother – Ruel Hanks and wife Mary of Pittsburg

Sister – Carrie Hensley of Cuba, Missouri

Several nieces and nephews

Preceded by her Parents, Husband – Bobby Dean Black, Son-in-law – Gary Havener, Sisters – Fern, Edith, Margaret, Brothers – Gilbert, Lyman, Richard and Dale Hanks

Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 11 am at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with Pastor Bobby Parker officiating.  Burial will follow in Worley Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 – 8 pm at the funeral home.

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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am

Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

800 North Market Street, Marion, IL 62959

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