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 Imogene <I>Fairchild</I> Absher

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Imogene Fairchild Absher

  • Birth 11 Nov 1919 White County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 27 Aug 2010 Herrin, Williamson County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Marion, Williamson County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 73232327

MARION -- Imogene Absher, 90, completed her journey on Earth and went to meet her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at 7:25 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, in Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, in Blue Funeral Home in Marion, with the Rev. Wayne Absher officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or Alzheimer's Association ; envelopes are available at the funeral home or may be sent c/o Blue Funeral Home, P.O. Box 411, Marion, IL 62959.

Imogene was born Nov. 11, 1919, in White County to Loren and Della (Malone) Fairchild. Her family later moved to Marion, where she graduated from Marion High School in 1937. She then attended Brown's Business College and prepared herself for a long career in business.

She was secretary to officers at Chanute Field in Rantoul during World War II, but most of her business career was spent as co-owner and office manager of Absher Motor Sales in Marion until her retirement in 1984.

She married Mason Absher on July 25, 1941. They shared 68 years of marriage until his death in September 2009, and were the parents of two children.

Survivors include a son, Bill Absher and wife, Sandy; daughter, Betty Bowles and husband, Ed; three grandsons, David Arnold and wife, Kimberly, Michael Absher and wife, Cheryl, all of Marion, and Col. Kevin Fox, USAF, and wife, Linda, of Las Vegas; six great-grandchildren, Jessica, Jarrod and Jordan Arnold, and Cole, Reed and Will Absher, all of Marion; and one niece, one nephew and many extended family members.

Preceding her in death were her husband; parents; sister, Nadine Harty; brothers, Floren Fairchild and Loren Fairchild Jr.; and two nephews.

Imogene was an avid gardener and collector, and she enjoyed many other hobbies before Alzheimer's disease robbed her of her abilities. She was an active member of First Church of God during her many productive years.

She was best known for her ability to get things done. She helped her children, grandchildren, other relatives and strangers when she saw a need. Friends, relatives or strangers could always count on Imogene for help.

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  • Created by: Bradley Hutson
  • Added: 12 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73232327
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Imogene Fairchild Absher (11 Nov 1919–27 Aug 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73232327, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Marion, Williamson County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Bradley Hutson (contributor 47291564) .