Marilyn Kay Missel
Marilyn Kay Missel, 71, of Springfield died at 8:04 am on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center from post-operative complications to treat cancer. She was born on January 13, 1949 in Streator, IL to Thomas F. and Marcella L. (Javorsky) Halloran. She married Craig Missel on August 8, 1970 and he survives.
Also surviving are three children, Carissa (Gene) Cantrell of Rio Rancho, NM, Todd C. (Genevieve) Missel of St. Peters, MO, and Michael C. (Gina) Missel of St. Louis, MO; seven grandchildren, Ryan (Jordan) Cantrell, Tyler Cantrell, Hannah Missel, Katie Missel, Emma Cantrell, Anthony Missel and Jenna Missel; one great-grandson, Jack Dean Cantrell; sister, Marcia (Terry) O’Neal of Sebring, FL, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Marilyn was dedicated to education and spent her career helping students. She taught at Christ the King Catholic School and served as an educational leader at St. Aloysius Catholic School in Springfield and St. Mary Catholic School in Taylorville, IL. She was also the Associate Superintendent of Education for the Catholic Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.
Marilyn was a member of Christ the King Parish in Springfield, an Associate Member of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, IL, and a member of numerous professional education organizations.
She loved reading, traveling, spending time with friends, visiting with family members at reunions, and she was a best friend to countless people throughout her life. She was known as the “consoler-in-chief” and was always there to comfort family and friends when they needed it most.
Most importantly, Marilyn loved spending time with her family. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and a friend to many. She leaves behind so many that knew her and loved her. She will be deeply missed.
A private family memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 10 am with Reverend Joe Ring officiating.
CDC Protocol shall be followed.
Marilyn’s service will be live-streamed via the Staab Funeral Homes YouTube channel and can be viewed by clicking on the following link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meW-WJQodgo
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King School for Capital Improvements.