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Maxine J. Burns

July 4, 1929 — March 15, 2020

Maxine J. Burns, age 90, of Marion, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at 9:35 p.m. at Angel Acres.

Maxine was born on July 4, 1929 in West Frankfort, Illinois, the daughter of Delmar and Bessie Ethel (Clem) Cunningham.  She first married Joseph Quayle and to that union a son was born.  He preceded her in death on December 21, 1951.  She later married James Ralph Burns on November 10, 1956 in West Frankfort, and he preceded her in death on March 12, 2008.  Maxine worked as an admitting/billing clerk for Marion Memorial Hospital.  She was a member of the Marion Memorial Hospital Retiree’s Association, First Christian Church of Marion, the Christian Women’s Fellowship at First Christian Church, and was a lifetime member of both the American Legion and V.F.W. Auxiliaries of Marion.  Maxine was an animal lover and enjoyed gardening and working in her flowers, listening to the radio, reading the newspaper, camping, traveling and spending time with her family.  She was also an avid fan of the U.K. Wildcats and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Survivors include her five children, George W. Quayle of West Frankfort, Gayle (Jesse) Abney of Grand Junction, Colorado, Debra (Dr. Jeffrey) Nagle of Marion, Rick Burns of Marion and Mary Ann (Shannon) Wimberly of Marion; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and her beloved cat, Pumpkin.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two husbands, Joseph Quayle and James Burns.

Funeral services will be held at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend William Rucker officiating.  Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.

For those who prefer, memorials may be made to First Christian Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

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800 North Market Street, Marion, IL 62959

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