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Marsha Cates Obituary

Marsha K. Little Cates

JACKSONVILLE - Marsha K. Little Cates, 66, of Jacksonville passed away Sunday evening, December 30, 2012 at Passavant Area Hospital. She was born July 31, 1946 in Jacksonville the daughter of Randolph J. and Helen Louise Clement Little. She married Donald L. Cates on June 28, 1984 in Virginia and he survives.

She is also survived by one son, Joseph R. Cates of Nashville, TN; one daughter, Mica (husband, James) Burgdorf of Chatham; one grandson, Alec Burgdorf; one brother, John (wife, Margaret) Little of Jacksonville; one nephew, Michael Little of Jacksonville and one niece, Monica (husband, Justin) Little of Champaign. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mrs. Cates had been employed as a Social Worker for the Illinois Department of Mental Health and DCFS for 35 years. She attended the Arenzville United Methodist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, reading, bowling, golfing and traveling.

A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2013 at Williamson Funeral Home. The family will meet friends from 4-6 on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Arenzville United Methodist Church or Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, 5526 West 13400 South, #510 Salt Lake City, UT 84096. Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.

Published in The State Journal-Register on Jan. 3, 2013
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