Marion- Tresa F. Biehl, 92, of Marion, formerly of West Frankfort, went to be with the Lord at 8:10 PM, Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at her home surrounded by her daughter, granddaughter and friend.
Tresa was born on September 6, 1916 in Clinton, IN to Pietro & Nerina (Bonucchi) Frankie. In early childhood Tresa was raised by O.G. & Mary Plumlee. She married Charles Lavern Biehl on August 2, 1942 in Cape Girardeau, MO. Lavern was a member of the United States Army Air Corp during WWII. His training took Tresa across the US. He preceded her in death on March 1, 2003.
She was a kind compassionate and hardworking lady. She worked at Sam Bourds shoe store in West Frankfort for many years prior to her retirement in 1980.
Tresa faithfully attended Shiloh Christian Church south of Marion for many years. She loved the outdoors and found pleasure tending to her vegetable garden and fishing on the family pond behind her house. Fishing was not only a hobby for Tresa, but a passion she enjoyed from early childhood.
She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Daughter- Linda South of Marion
Granddaughter- Mikaela South of San Francisco, CA
Grandson- Charles Matthew South of San Francisco, CA
Sister & brother in law- Fernie Jean & George Ragland of Tamaroa
Sister & brother in law- Mary Jo & James Robert Link of Murfreesboro, TN
Several nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends
Beloved Dog- Sparky
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters- Agnus Frankie, Lena Fair, and Virginia Baker & brothers- Joe Frankie & Bill Plumlee.
The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM, Monday, November 24, 2008 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion. Bro. Leroy Waggoner will officiate. Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until time of service, Monday at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion.
Memorial donations are suggested to the Alzheimers Association or the American Lung Association and will be accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home/ 800 N. Market St/ Marion, IL 62959.