Mary (Marlow) Tinnon, 80, of Arthur passed away at 8:20 A.M. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 29, 2014, at the Arthur Southern Baptist Church, 530 N. Vine St. in Arthur.
Rev. Doug Davis and Rev. Aaron Autenrieth will officiate. Burial will be in the Arthur Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, November 28, 2014 at the Arthur Southern Baptist Church. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Mary was born on September 13, 1934 in St. Louis, Missouri. She was a daughter of Amos and Frances (Wallen) Marlow. She married Vernon “Bill” Tinnon on April 12, 1952 in Steele, Missouri. He passed away on November 11, 1992.
Survivors include her daughter, Jodi Clayton and her son, Jeff Tinnon (Cathy), both of Arthur; five grandchildren, Jill Randell of Champaign, James Randell (Carrie) of Chilicothe, Conner Clayton of Hoffman Estates, Elliott Tinnon of Carbondale, and Allison Tinnon of Keokuk, Iowa; three great-grandchildren, Grace Randell, Madalyn Randell, and Victoria Espinosa.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Tinnon, daughter, Jane Buck, brother, Jerry Marlow, sister, Dolores Hasting, and two grandchildren.
Mary worked as a bookkeeper for many years for businesses in Arthur, including Schrock Bros. Manufacturing, Beachy Countertops, the State Bank of Arthur, and JACE Enterprises.
Mary (“Nan” as she was called by many) enjoyed being with her family, in fact, her family brought her the most joy. She and her husband enjoyed entertaining friends through the years, spent many a night square dancing, and countless trips to Lake Shelbyville (she was a great water ski instructor having never truly enjoying it herself). She was always willing and eager to help someone in need. She put others first without hesitation. The word “selfless” does not begin to describe this woman.
Memorial may be made to the Arthur EMT Association or the Arthur Fire Department/Food and Toy Fund.