EFFINGHAM — Marsha K. McWilliams, 68, of Effingham died at 6:15 a.m. Sunday, July 24, 2011, at her home near Lake Sara in rural Effingham.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham, with burial in Arborcrest Memorial Park, west of Effingham. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Marsha was born Aug. 18, 1942, in Decatur, the daughter of Merle K. and Georgia Marie (Clem) Mullis. She married Robert A. “Bob” McWilliams on Feb. 2, 1963, and he preceded her in death in 2008.
Marsha was a homemaker. She was an avid genealogist and enjoyed extensive research on her family’s history, as well as other families’ history.
She is survived by her son, Michael of St. Louis; daughter, DeAnna McWilliams of Effingham; grandchildren, Alexandria Marie Mahon and Parker Alan Danuser; mother, Georgia Marie Hanks of Effingham; and half-sister, Kathy Busboom of Gilford.
She was preceded in death by her husband; father; and stepfather, William J. Hanks.