Mark S. Spensberger, 63


Mark S. “Cork” Spensberger, 63, of Panama, died on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at his residence.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Panama. Private inurnment will be held at Union Cemetery in Panama.

Mr. Spensberger was born July 2, 1959, in Litchfield, to LeeRoy M. and Sally A. (Bagby) Spensberger. He married Christy Dixon on April 28, 1984, at the Panama Baptist Church, and they later divorced.

He attended Panama and Hillsboro schools and went on to work at Graham Correctional Center as a guard for nearly 20 years.

Mr. Spensberger was a member of the Donnellson Masonic Lodge #255. He took great pride in his home and kept a meticulous yard. He also enjoyed carpentry and refinishing furniture.

He is survived by his mother of Panama; daughter, Casey (husband Jordan) Cervi of Carlinville; grandson, Gaten; sister, Deborah Hancock of Nixa, MO; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Spensberger was preceded in death by his father; and brother, Timothy L. Spensberger.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Panama Playground Fund c/o Village of Panama, P.O. Box 816, Panama, IL 62077, or the Union Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 760, Panama, IL 62077.

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