Marianne Webb

Carbondale, Illinois

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Marianne was an outstanding, gifted woman that exemplified the love of Christ through adversity. She had a smile that would light up a room! She was an exceptional role model for all women, and her passion for music was inspirational. We will miss her greatly, and take comfort in knowing that she is in Heaven with her Lord.

You and Peggy brought joy to my life from the time we were in Mrs. Taggart's Junior Choir at First Christian Church in Topeka. I'm thankful for the years and times we could share growing up together. You were always a faithful friend!

I am just now learning, via internet, of Polly's death in early December. Yes, Polly is how I first knew her and her sister,
Peggy. In grade school, we were seated alphabetically and as my name was Viar, I was usually seated between Peggy and Polly. We became fast friends, in and out of school, and Polly played more than once here in Colorado. Her 'wicked sense of humor' and her astuteness about human nature will be long remembered. I will have nothing but great memories of Polly...

Marianne was a gifted woman of great faith. Her faith throughout her illness was an inspiration to us. She will always be remembered with love.

What a talent and what an inspiration! Peggy, you and Polly have been my heroes. I'm so sorry for your loss. Love, Janice

Marianne was a good friend. She was tough but fair. Above all she was a gifted organist and wanted so much for others to enjoy the music of a great organ. The gift she and David gave to the University will do just that. While many saw only her outward side, few knew her strong sense of humor and very astute understanding of human nature. She was a gift to SIU and the community.

Marianne (Polly) will be missed by many as she touched many lives with her wonderful music. Rest in Peace.

Peggy-I was so sorry to hear of Polly's passing. Dating Polly and becoming friends of you and John were golden moments in the 1950s. Bless you.
Bill Griffith

I was not known by Dr. Webb or her fanily, but I was always moved by her grace and beauty in her works. I am not a musician nor have any knowledge of music, but I well remember this great lady's playing the pipe organ at Shryock. She spread so much beauty to the world through her music. I remember the poise and professionalism that she possessed. I loved to hear her play at Shryock Auditorium. She was loved and will be remembered.


Marianne's Obituaries

Marianne Webb Nationally recognized concert artist and former Topeka resident Marianne Webb, 77, died on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Parkway Manor, Marion, Illinois from metastatic breast cancer which she had for the past 20 years. A service will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 14,...

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