Marie Viola, 83, of Sherman, died at 1:55 am, on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at St. John’s Hospital. She was born on June 25, 1933 in Sherman, IL to Adolph and Helen (Childress) Gazza, and they preceded her in death. She married Orlando “Bucky” Viola in 1951, and he preceded her in death on June 9, 1977. She was also preceded in death by one brother and her longtime companion of 22 years, Clarence Streete, who died on December 25, 2000.
She is survived by one daughter, Verna (George) Holder of Sherman; two sons: Nicholas Viola of Sherman and Vincent Viola of Lehigh Acres, FL; two grandchildren: Kathi (Gian) Taliercio and Vince Viola and one great-grandchild, Mikayla.
Marie was the owner and operator of Marie’s Grocery in Sherman. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Visitation: 5-7 pm, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home-Springfield.
Funeral Service: 11 am, Monday, November 14, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Reverend Braden Maher officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.