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Marcella L. Wirey
(October 16, 1928 - September 10, 2014)

Marcella Lee Wirey, 85, of Findlay, IL, died at 2:17 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, IL with Rev. Ron Tucker officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville, IL. Memorials may be given to Cowden Free Methodist Camp.

Marcella was born on October 16, 1928 in Findlay, IL, the daughter of Paul and Daisy I. Shaw Stevens. She worked at Shelby Memorial Hospital for many years and later was an in-home care giver and a babysitter. She was a member of the former Shelbyville Free Methodist Church and attended Moundford Free Methodist Church in Decatur. Marcella loved quilting and embroidering. She married Paul Eugene “Gene” Wirey on December 5, 1948. He died on May 29, 2011.

She is survived by her son, David Eugene Wirey and wife Cheryl of Findlay, IL; daughter, Mary Wirey of Findlay, IL; brother, Gayle Stevens of Shelbyville, IL; two grandchildren, David Eugene Wirey II and wife Ann of Findlay, IL and Jenna Getz and husband Jody of Mountain View, MO; great grandchildren, Makayla, Alicyn, Catherine & Chloe; several nieces and nephews; and dear family friend, Betty Stutzman of Findlay, IL. Marcella is also survived by her favorite dog, Boomer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gene; sons, John Edward Wirey and James Lee Wirey; and brothers, Paul Kendall Stevens and Lawrence Eldon Stevens.

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