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Marian O. Lammers

July 14, 2021

Obituary

 

Marian O. Lammers, 87, of Sandoval passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Fireside House in Centralia surrounded by her devoted family. She was born on March 23, 1934, the daughter of Richard and Edna (Koehler) Rittenhouse in Sandoval. She married William “Bill” Lammers on July 10, 1955, in Centralia and he preceded her in death on May 16, 2016.

Survivors that will remember Marian’s beautiful smile include her children, Vivian Lee Creed and husband Jim of Sandoval, Allan Dee Lammers and wife Michelle of Sandoval, Margarite Marian Rohner and husband John of Sandoval; grandchildren, Alicia Lowery and husband Greg, Andrea Schoettmer and husband Brian, Matthew Lammers and wife Taysha, Angie Leek and husband Aaron, Jessica Boleyjack and husband Chanston, Nathan Rohner and wife Samantha, Sarah Gebke and husband Brandon; 14 great-grandchildren; brother David Rittenhouse and wife Janet; and sister Shirley Bierman.

Along with her husband Bill Lammers of 61 years, Mrs. Lammers was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Edna Rittenhouse; sisters, Delores Schaeffer, Georgia Underwood, Patricia Bierman, and Marsha Allen; and brother, Ralph Rittenhouse.

Marian was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church in Centralia, where she shared the gift of her voice while singing in the choir. Gospel music being her favorite to listen to as well.  She was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star being a past Matron of the Sandoval chapter and having an active membership in the Salem Chapter.  She was a member of the Sandoval Women’s Club, and she supported working women through the Centralia BPW.  Marian and her husband Bill had an amazing partnership, which was evident to all. It was the essence of their marriage and was apparent in the operation of their grocery store, Shermans in Sandoval. It was during this time that Marian’s homemade pies and rolls became the talk of the town, as everyone that had Lammers cater their event enjoyed these delicious flavors of Marian’s handywork. She loved tending to her house plants, using her green thumb to help them flourish and enjoying the beauty they brought to her home. Marian loved to wear red for her favorite team, the St. Louis Cardinal’s and was their most supportive fan, cheering them on to victory during every game. She understood the importance of family and excitedly hosted family gatherings, ensuring every opportunity for she and her family to create lasting memories together. She liked getting together with family and friends to play dominoes, Phase 10, and Pinochle. Marian leaves her family and friends with irreplaceable wisdom and a love that never ends.

Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval is privileged to be assisting the family of Marian Lammers with arrangements. A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the First Presbyterian Church in Centralia with Chaplain Joannie Naraghi officiating. Interment will follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery in Sandoval.  Friends are welcome to a visitation time from 12:00 P.M. until the time of the service at the church on Saturday. Memorials may be made in Marian’s honor to First Presbyterian Church, Eastern Star or the Donor’s Choice. Online condolences and memories of Marian may be shared with the family by visiting www.maczfuneralhomes.com and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
July 17, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church
300 W Broadway
Centralia, IL 62801

Celebration of Life
Saturday
July 17, 2021

2:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church
300 W Broadway
Centralia, IL 62801

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