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MAKANDA — B. Ann Minckler, 74, passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at home.

She was born Nov. 17, 1943, to Noble T. and Charlotte Mae (Buskill) Sullivan in Benton.

She married William E. Minckler on Dec. 19, 1964, in First Methodist Church in Carbondale. They shared 54 wonderful years of marriage.

Ann graduated from Carbondale Community High School in 1961.

She is survived by her husband, William E. Minckler; sons, Eric (Lisa) Minckler and James Minckler; grandchildren, Brendan, Britany, Parker and Ethan Minckler; a sister, Karon Bauernfeind; a brother, Cliff (Jean) Hilliard; mother-in-law, Edith Minckler; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Celebration of life will be at a later date.

Private inurnment will be in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion, IL 62959.

Crain Pleasant Grove-Murdale Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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