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Jean Speiser

January 3, 1948 ~ November 15, 2021 (age 73)

Obituary

Jean Speiser, 73, of Shattuc passed away Monday, November 15, 2021, at Carlyle Healthcare Center. She was born on January 3, 1948, the daughter of Ralph V. and Thelma Mae (Quick) Speiser.


Survivors that will remember Jean's generous spirit include her beloved mother, Mae Speiser of Boulder; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and special friends.


Jean was preceded in death by her father, Ralph V. Speiser.


Jean had a passion for learning and began her pursuit of her academic career at Greenville College, where she completed her undergraduate studies. She then earned her master's degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Jean felt a responsibility to share her love of learning with others and found her true calling and joy as a teacher. Her teaching career began at Carlyle Grade School where she opened the world of learning for countless children over many years until her retirement. Jean was a faithful member of Huey United Methodist Church, serving as the church's pianist since 1963, and sharing her spiritual gift of leadership as a lay speaker. She spent quiet moments immersed in reading and seeking after the promises of her faith. She was talented and creative, and enjoyed crocheting. She was an attentive, loving daughter and many were grateful for her loyal friendship. Jean was aware that her life was preparing others to follow her example and she gave her all to be sure she set others up for success.


A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia with Pastor Michael Hall, Pastor Robert Souders, and Pastor Ken Hayden officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in rural Sandoval. Friends are welcome to a visitation time from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home in Centralia. Memorials may be made in Jean's honor to Red Bird Mission (15420 KY-66, Beverly, KY   40913), Huey United Methodist Church or Sandoval United Methodist Church. Online condolences and memories of Jean may be shared with the family by visiting www.maczfuneralhomes.com and/or on the funeral home's Facebook page. Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia is privileged to be assisting the family of Jean Speiser with arrangements.

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
November 20, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Macz Funeral Home - Centralia
234 S. Elm St
Centralia, IL 62801

Celebration of Life
Saturday
November 20, 2021

11:00 AM
Macz Funeral Home - Centralia
234 S. Elm St
Centralia, IL 62801

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