Mary Felts

Dec 5th, 1925 - Jan 24th, 2018


Private Family Services


Private Family Services

Mary Felts

Marion- Mary Felts, age 92, of Marion, passed away at 2:53pm on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at her home in Marion.

Mary was born in Marion on December 5, 1925, the daughter of Walter and Lola (Jones) Sanders. She married Melvin Felts on April 25, 1945. He preceded her in death on October 10, 2001.

Mrs. Felts was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church in Marion.

Survivors include her daughter- Sherry and Greg Starrick of Marion
Son- Jerry and Julie Felts of Marion
Daughter- Marsha and Joe Holderfield of Marion
Six Grandchildren- Monica and Troy Zukas of Marion
Ryan and Sara Starrick of Mahomet
Casey and Krissy Holderfield of Lake St. Louis, MO
Felicia and Dave Anvick of Bloomington
Dylan and Megan Holderfield of Marion
Marionna and Jason Ping of Carterville
Eight Great Grandchildren
Brother-in-law- Floyd and Inge Felts of Georgia
Nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son- Larry Joe Felts, two sisters- Mabel Berger and Dorothy Norman, and three brothers- Lee, Ralph, and Edgar Sanders.

As per her wishes, funeral services to celebrate her life, will be private. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with final arrangements. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mary’s caregivers. The care and compassion shown during this difficult time is greatly appreciated.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home; 800 N. Market Street; Marion, IL 62959. For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

Share a memory, message, or condolence



12 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Modena Edwards

    From: Johnston City, Illinois

    Date: January 26, 2018

    My condolence to the family

  • Guest: Floyd(Mice) and Inge Felts

    From: Evans, Georgia

    Date: January 26, 2018

    With great respect and loving memories from Floyd(Mice)and Inge Felts Evans Georgia

  • Guest: Pamela Felts

    From: Chicago , Illinois

    Date: January 26, 2018

    I’m so sorry to hear about Aunt Mary Lou’s passing. She was loved dearly and will be missed by family and friends. May she rest in heaven.

  • Guest: Diana Leech

    From: Carbondale, Illinois

    Date: January 26, 2018

    Thank you for the opportunity to help care for your Mother! It has been a blessing to get to know all of you. May your hearts and minds be filled with happy memories of her unique character and may you have great peace and comfort at this time. With much love Diana❤️

  • Guest: Marilyn Perry

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: January 26, 2018

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

  • Guest: Patricia Santiago

    From: Chicago, Illinois

    Date: January 26, 2018

    I am sorry for the loss of your mother..
    May she rest in peace and may God be with the family always..
    I send my love and blessings to my Aunt Mary Pat Felts Santiago

  • Guest: Gina Edwards (Née: Felts)

    From: Gautier, Mississippi

    Date: January 26, 2018

    In loving memories of Aunt Mary Lou. She will be missed dearly, always willing to lend a helping hand. You will all be in my prayers.

  • Guest: Theresa Lambert

    From: Creal springs , Illinois

    Date: January 26, 2018

    So glad we got to meet Mary and help you all when she was home it was a great pleasure getting to know you all so sorry for your loss but know she is at rest now and in heaven with your dad and the the LORD

  • Guest: Alex & Avis Christ

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 26, 2018

    Jerry, sorry to hear about your mother’ passing.

  • Guest: Sheryl Gower Hargrave

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 27, 2018

    Sherry ,I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. It’s hard to lose our parents ….I know I have lost both of mine also. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Guest: Robert & Wanda Boyd

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: January 28, 2018

    We are so sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. I got to meet and know her while we were in Bounce Back. She was a lovely lady and enjoyed her company. Our sympathy is with the whole family. God is carrying you through these tough times.

  • Guest: Francey Wolfe

    From: Salem, Illinois

    Date: February 5, 2018

    Sherry, my dear friend,
    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I know what a loving devoted daughter you are and how much joy you gave your Mom. It doesn’t matter the age….it’s still difficult…..have peace in knowing she lived it to the fullest on her terms! I’ll be thinking of you and praying for you!