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Marcella Rose Portz

December 18, 1940 January 28, 2020
Marcella Rose Portz
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Obituary for Marcella Rose Portz

Marcella Rose Portz, 79, of Avena, died at 11:36 a.m., Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 30, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Elmo with Fr. Christudasan Kurisadima officiating. Burial will follow at St. Bonaventure Cemetery, rural St. Elmo. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Bonaventure Cemetery. Gieseking Funeral Home, Brownstown is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Marcella was born on Wednesday, December 18, 1940 in Vandalia, IL to Flo Hoyle. She married Elmer Dean Portz on September 6, 1958 at the St. Clare Rectory, Altamont. He preceded her in death in September 15. 2014. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Elmo where she had served on the Altar Society. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her son, David Portz and his wife Karen, St. Elmo; daughters, Cathy Sidwell and her companion Robert Workman, Effingham, Ramona Blankenship and her companion Roy McWhorter of St. Elmo, Deborah Rosetto, Vandalia; 7 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Marcella was preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant daughter, Regina Mae Portz, brother, Rodney Hoyle and son-in-law, Marion Blankenship.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com


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Visitation

Thursday

30

Jan

9:00 AM 1/30/2020 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/30/2020 11:00:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

612 West Cumberland Road
St. Elmo, IL 62458

St. Mary's Catholic Church
612 West Cumberland Road St. Elmo 62458 IL
United States

Service

Thursday

30

Jan

11:00 AM 1/30/2020 11:00:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

612 West Cumberland Road
St. Elmo, IL 62458

St. Mary's Catholic Church
612 West Cumberland Road St. Elmo 62458 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Bonaventure Cemetery Final Resting Place

County Rd 2300 N
St. Elmo, IL 62458

County Rd 2300 N St. Elmo 62458 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Bonaventure Cemetery

County Rd 2300 N
St. Elmo, IL 62458
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