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ARCOLA -- Marcia Lynn (Willamon) McQueen, 58, of Champaign passed away at 8:15 P.M. on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 surrounded by her family.

A Memorial Visitation will be held from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main St., in Arcola. A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

Marcia was born on April 11, 1959 in Paxton, the daughter of Rex and Ruth (Holy) Willamon.

Survivors include her loving children Megan Neese (Scott) of Oakland, IL; Morgan Cornwell (Curtis) of Mattoon, IL; Matthew McQueen of Stillwell, KS; four grandchildren, Tristan Neese, Hattie Neese, Mia Cornwell and Stella Cornwell; mother, Ruth Willamon of Pesotum, IL; siblings, Rick Willamon, Susan Tyler and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Marcia was preceded in death by her father and grandparents.

Marcia graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Education and later earning her Masters. She began her career and passion teaching at Arcola Elementary School and later taught at Unity Junior High where she retired in 2015 after teaching for almost 35 years. She was an advocate for education and nature. Marcia enjoyed trips with her family and friends, scuba diving, bike riding, gardening, cooking, nature and wildlife. Most of all, she cherished spending time with her family. Marcia will be missed, but fondly remembered by her family, friends and students who knew and loved her.

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