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Marilyn Roedell
Born in Illinois
87 years
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     Marilyn J. Roedell, 87, of Peoria, passed away at 6:20 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
     A memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Peoria Heights, with Fr. Thomas E. Taylor and Monsignor William A. Watson concelebrating the Mass. Visitation will be at church from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, prior to the Mass. A private interment will be held at a later date at St. Mary Cemetery in West Peoria.
     Marilyn was born on January 13, 1927 in Peoria, a daughter of Francis F. and Mary L. Bobeck. They preceded her in death, along with a grandson; two sisters, Pauline Noirot and Frances Patton; and a brother, James Bobeck.
     She is survived by her children, Mary Theresa Roedell of East Peoria, Richard M. (JoAnn) Roedell of East Peoria and Helen Quitschau of Peoria; sister, Suzanne M. Draher of Peoria; nine grandchildren; and seventeen great grandchildren.
     Marilyn was a parishioner at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Peoria Heights and was active in Cursillo, Peoria County Democrats and Woodruff High School Alumni Board. She founded, with the Peoria Diocese in 1977, the Divorced Catholics Group.
     She earned her Master of Criminal Justice from Sangamon State University in 1987 and her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Illinois.
     Marilyn founded and was the Director of the Witness Information Service in the mid 1980s for the Peoria County States Attorney. She was formerly employed as a Crisis Counselor at OSF St. Francis Medical Center Emergency Room for three years and was a Social Worker for Catholic Social Services. On May 16, 1979, she was sworn in as the first female Deputy of the Peoria County Coroner’s Office.
     She enjoyed playing poker, planting flowers and spending time with her family, especially at birthday and holiday celebrations. She had compassion for others and gave unconditional love.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to The Parkinson Alliance.
     Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue, in Peoria.

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C.Bouguet My deepest condolences April 21, 2018
My condolences, as feelings of pain and bitterness become unbearable. It is my desire to convey a comforting thought based on the Holy Scriptures
  John 5:28 "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out."
This passage speaks of the resurrection of our loved ones. It is not God's plan to see us suffer and die, so He extends the following invitation to us: "Come near to God and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8)
Please go to the following link to obtain more information regarding the Hope expressed in this passage and again we are sorry for your loss.
Tom Durkee condolences April 30, 2014
Marilyn was a special lady and accomplished so much in her lifetime.  She was such an encourager and she carried the love of God.  Her Parkinsons was such a cross to bear, but she did it with dignity.  God bless you at your time of loss.
Jan Houston my sympathy April 24, 2014
Helen and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.  I remember Marilyn as a deeply committed lady, both to her faith & her family.  I will never forget the meetings we had at her house to help us get started with our Cursillo reunion group.  I pray for each of you to be filled with good memories that will bring you peace.  She will continue to watch over you & care for you.