Marvella J. Carney, 88


Marvella “Marvey” June Carney, 88, of Gillespie, died Saturday, July 4, 2020, at 3:57 p.m. at her residence.

Private family funeral services will be held. Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie is assisting the family.

Mrs. Carney was born Oct. 23, 1931, in Litchfield, to William H. and Esther (Streigel) Meyer. She married Howard W. Carney on April 16, 1950, in Litchfield, and he survives. She was a retired assembly worker for Echlin.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Donna (Chuck) Westhoff  and Vickie Brown (companion Tom Sorbie) and Ron Carney (companion Ellen Brown), all of Gillespie; grandchildren, Chuckie Westhoff, Michael Westhoff, Ryan (Robin) Brown, Andy (Alisha) Brown and Alex Brown (companion Cindy Baldwin); six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Dolores Egelhoff of Litchfield; and brother, Earl Meyer of Forsyth, MO.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Richard Carney; and brothers, Delmar Meyer and Kenneth Meyer.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Gillespie-Benld Area Ambulance Service or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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