Sarah Anne Spencer

Aug 12th, 1965 - Oct 28th, 2020


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Fri, Nov. 6th, 2020 5:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM


Private Services


Palestine Cemetery

Sarah Anne Spencer

Sarah Anne Spencer, age 55, of Marion, passed away at 9:48pm on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Heartland Regional Medical Center due to complications from Covid 19.

Sarah was born in Peoria on August 12, 1965, the daughter of James Larry and Charlene Joanne (Hibbard) Wallace. She married Nick Spencer in Galesburg on February 23, 1985. He survives in Marion.

Sarah was a member of the Heartland Christian Church in Marion. She had worked as a secretary at the Marion High School and could be seen as the scorekeeper at almost every sporting event over the years.

Survivors include her husband- Nick Spencer of Marion

Son- Matthew Spencer of Marion

Daughter- Jessica Spencer of St. Louis, Missouri

Son- James Spencer of Marion

Daughter- Mera Spencer of Carbondale

Five Grandchildren- Natylee Yerk

     Xennon Spencer

     Joshua Spencer

     Charlee Spencer

     Madilynn Lueking

Brother- Steve Wallace of New Baden

Brother- Mark and Cherie Wallace of Sierra Vista, Arizona

Sister- Betty Wallace of Farmington

Niece- Meleighe and Ryan Sloss of Tucson, Arizona

Nephew- Justin and Malinda Wallace of O’Fallon

She was preceded in death by her father. Her mother, Charlene, passed away just two days after Sarah, also due to complications from Covid 19.

Joint funeral services will be held to celebrate the lives of Sarah and her mother, Charlene.  Private funeral services will be held at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion with Minister Greg Gibbs officiating. Private burial will follow at Palestine Cemetery in Omaha.

A time of visitation will be held for family and friends from 5-8pm on Friday, November 6, 2020 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion.  Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, social distancing and the wearing of masks will be required.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the family or the Marion High School Athletic Fund. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home; 800 N Market Street; Marion, IL 62959.

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9 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Richelle Williams

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: November 3, 2020

    Mera and family, praying for a peace that passes all understanding during this time. May God give you comfort. Your mother was such a sweet lady. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Guest: Jonetta Ross

    From: Surprise, Arizona

    Date: November 3, 2020

    Sarah you will be missed dearly , Thank you for always being there for me. My love goes out to your whole family! She is making a beautiful angel just like she was on earth..

  • Guest: Greg Alvis

    From: Monticello , Illinois

    Date: November 3, 2020

    Sarah was always a joy to be around. Thankful for the friendship with the Spencer family. So sorry for their loss. God’s peace.

  • Guest: Kari Schrader

    From: Swannanoa, North Carolina

    Date: November 3, 2020

    Lots of memories and lots of love and support to you Spencer’s.

  • Guest: Daniel Luna

    From: Thousand Oaks, California

    Date: November 3, 2020

    Sarah was always a sunshine anytime you saw her. I never knew her in school as she was a year younger and never had any classes with her. But I knew her from her husband Nick. On our 25th reunion I finally met Sarah and she was smiling and gave me a hug and treated me like she knew me for years. I am heartbroken I won’t get to see her at the next reunion in 2022. She will be missed by many. God Bless your family

  • Guest: Mary Ladd

    From: ENERGY, Illinois

    Date: November 5, 2020

    You will be Missed

  • Guest: Bill Morris

    From: Galesburg, Illinois

    Date: November 5, 2020

    No words can express the sadness I feel at losing a friend that was more a sister than a friend. I have nothing but wonderful memories “hanging out” with Nick and Sarah in our youth. I was honored to be a member of the wedding party back in the day.
    I know that Sarah, Joe and Jim are in heaven looking over all of us.
    It was simply an honor to have known them.
    God Bless Nick and the entire Spencer Family. My life has been enriched beyond measure by you all.

  • Guest: Cathy Morris

    From: Galesburg, Illinois

    Date: November 6, 2020

    Sarah was like a sister to me. A loyal and loving person who would do anything for you. I have wonderful memories that I will cherish. Rest in Paradise my friend. I will miss you, till we meet again.

  • Guest: Kim DeFrank-Watson

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: November 7, 2020

    Nick and family, I am so sorry for your in loss. Sarah was a great person and her mom was a great person. I still have the angel that Sarah made from a music book, it is set out every Christmas. She was so talented. May God bless your family.