Elizabeth A. Marshall
October 1, 1937 – March 6, 2018
Elizabeth A. Marshall (nee’ Wood) was born October 1, 1937 in Sparta, IL. and passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, March 6, 2018, after a lengthy struggle with cancer.
Dear mother of Douglas (Sarah) of Amherst, MA., David (Hyejong) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL., and Rev. Fr. Daniel (Anya) of Cincinnati, OH.; dear grandmother of Rebecca, James, Alexandra, Leo and Alexander; sister of Helen (William) Stairwalt of Godfrey, IL and of Howard (Pat) Wood of Sparta, IL.; aunt to three nieces and two nephews, sister-in-law, cousin and friend to many. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 47 years, Alexander Marshall.
Mrs. Marshall was a 1955 graduate of Sparta High School, Sparta, IL and received an Associate’s degree from SIU Carbondale. Later in life she earned a Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Management from Maryville University. She met Alexander while working at McDonnell Aircraft Corporation and married him in 1960. The young couple spent several years in Ottawa, Canada and then returned to St. Louis, purchasing the house in which she passed away 52 years later.
Mrs. Marshall was a longtime member of Salem-in-Ladue United Methodist Church where she was extremely active, particularly in the United Methodist Women. She served as director of Meals on Wheels of Greater St. Louis for several years. She loved musical theater and a meal out with friends.
Services: Visitation Friday, March 9, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Kriegshauser West Mortuary, 9450 Olive, St. Louis, MO. 63132. Funeral Saturday, March 10, 2018, 10:30 a.m. at Salem-in-Ladue United Methodist Church, 1200 South Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO. 63131, followed by burial in Caledonia Cemetery, Sparta, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions appreciated to Meals on Wheels of Greater St. Louis, P.O. Box 410395, St. Louis, MO 63141 http://www.mowstl.org/ or Kingdom House, 1321 South 11th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104. https://www.kingdomhouse.org/
- William Elmer Wood, Father
- Helen Esther Wilson, Mother
- Helen (William) Stairwalt, Sister
- Howard (Patricia) Wood, Brother
- Alexander Marshall, Husband
- Douglas (Sarah) Marshall, Son
- David (Hyejong) Marshall, Son
- Rev. Fr. Daniel (Anya) Marshall, Son
- Rebecca Marshall, Granddaughter
- James Marshall, Grandson
- Alexandra Marshall, Granddaughter
- Leo Marshall, Grandson
- Alexander Marshall, Grandson
- Visitation Friday, March 9, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, March 10, 2018
- Committal Service Saturday, March 10, 2018
Elizabeth A. Marshall
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Pat and Kathie Joyce
March 10, 2018
Kathie and I were saddened to hear of Beth’s death. Although “she” is gone she lives on in our memories. Remember her when she smiled, laughed, hugged the grandchildren, and loved her family.
Some of her can probably be seen in the actions of the boys and the grandchildren. When you see those traits you are remembering her and keeping her alive.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss and sorrow.