Marcella M. Burner (87) of rural Cowden, formerly of Effingham

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Published on December 5 2012 8:29 pm

Marcella M. Burner, 87 of rural Cowden, formerly of Effingham, passed away at 1:35 a.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 7, 2012 at Bauer Funeral Home in Teutopolis with a 5:00 p.m. parish rosary. Burial will take place at 9:15 a.m. Saturday morning, December 8, 2012 in the St. Francis Cemetery, Teutopolis. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. www.bauerfh.com

Marcella was born December 21, 1924 in Teutopolis, the daughter of Fred and Marie (Schlemmer) Schoenhoff. She married James B. Burner in 1948. Marcella was a strong, independent woman who loved her family. She held her grandchildren very dear to her heart. She was known for her extreme kindness and her love of animals.

Marcella is survived by her two daughters, Linda (Danny) Grimes of Kewanee and Susan (Jerry) Henkelman of Watson; two sons, Mike Burner of Effingham and Jeff Burner of Teutopolis; 11 grandkids, Shad Burner and Stacey Hollinshead in which she had raised, Jason Burner, Maria Barfield, April Hardiek, Angela Henkelman, Shane Henkelman, Brett Burner, Garth Grimes, Chandra Dowda and Kenneth “Bogie” Pontious; 19 great-grandchildren also survive.

Marcella was preceded in death by her parents; son, James “Bud”; brother, Frederick and sister, Mildred Sanderson.