Marlene Edwards

August 11, 1939 ~ February 16, 2021 (age 81)


Marlene Edwards, 81 of Benton passed away Tuesday evening February 16, 2021 at the Franklin Hospital.
Marlene was born in Franklin County, IL on August 11, 1939 the daughter of Ralph & Ruby (Tharp) Edwards.
She worked for the Bank of Benton for several years. She then worked as a Secretary at Benton High School for many years. She was a bookkeeper at heart. She enjoyed greeting people at her nephews store-Edwards Antique & Jewelry on the square in Benton, she loved helping the customers there.
Marlene is survived by:
1 Brother-Melvin Edwards & wife Carol of Ewing
Nephews & Nieces:
Kevin Edwards of Benton
Janet Langa of Mt. Vernon
Debbie Brown of Mt. Vernon
Mike Anderson of Mt. Vernon
Donna Conway of Mt. Vernon
She was preceded in death by her Parents & by a half Brother-Russell Anderson.
Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Sunday, February 21st at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, February 22nd at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home with Pastor Phillip Kennedy officiating. Entombment will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton.
We ask everyone attending the services to be considerate of others and to practice social distancing. We are limited to 50 people in our building at a time.
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February 21, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Funeral Service
February 22, 2021

11:00 AM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

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