WEST FRANKFORT — Joann Marks, 80, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Frankfort Healthcare.
Joann was born March 10, 1939, in West Frankfort, to Ernest and Dollie (Dunham) Marks. She loved her family.
Joann retired after 37 years from SIU as the administrative assistant for the English and Liberal Arts departments. She won a University Civil Service Women of Distinction Award.
She loved painting, cooking, and attending craft classes in Herrin.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Linda Marks.
Joann is survived by brother, Charles Marks; sister, Debbie (Leon) Sailliez; niece, Jennifer Stowers; nephew, Derek (Amanda) Sailliez; great-nephews and niece, Dylan Stowers, Aaron and Sara Sailliez.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday March 16, in Union Funeral Home in West Frankfort, with Guy Webster officiating. Burial will be in Denning Cemetery on the Orient Road. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the funeral home.
For condolences of sympathy, visit www.unionfh.com.