Frank Engram

Feb 28th, 1934 - Jan 23rd, 2021


Private Visitation


Private Service


Herrin City Cemetery

Frank Engram

Frank Engram, age 86, of Herrin, passed away at 6:20pm on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Herrin Hospital.

Frank was born in Mt. Vernon on February 28, 1934, the son of Rube and Inez (Beckman) Engram. He married Marilyn Lockler in Herrin on February 14, 1985. She survives.

Frank was a member of the Harvest Time Worship Center in Herrin. He was a retired coal miner and member of the United Mine Workers of America. Frank was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, who loved nothing more than spending time with his precious family. He will be deeply missed by all those that knew and loved him.

Survivors include his wife- Marilyn Engram of Herrin

Son- Todd and Bernadette Engram of Orient

Daughter- Deanna and Curt Cornell of Perryville, Missouri

Son- David and Chrissy Vancil of Marion

Grandchildren- Lindsey and Brian Adams of Perryville, Missouri

     Shelina Meneese and fiancé Roger Foss of Herrin

     Trent Vancil and fiancé Kaylee Reynolds of Marion

     Mical Todd Engram of West Frankfort

     Kayla Vancil of Marion

     Josh Vancil of Marion

     Britany and Chris Snyder of Carterville

     Brent Erwin of Creal Springs

Great Grandchildren- Madi, Blayne, Gage, and Hunter Adams of Perryville, MO

     Elijah Meneese of Herrin

     Drayzen Foss of Herrin

     Vivian and Cameron Snyder

     Celsie and Corbin Erwin of Creal Springs

Son-in-law- David Erwin

He was preceded in death by his parents, special niece- Connie Sue Allen, brother- Jack Engram, and three sisters- Marilyn Wheatley, Dolores Waller, and Carolyn Barnett.

Private funeral services will be held. Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin is assisting the family with final arrangements. For those who wish to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

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20 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Linda Brandon Walker

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 24, 2021

    Marilyn and family
    My love and deepest sympathy in Frank’s passing. I’ll always remember his smile, his Bible in his hand,as he came in the church door on Sunday mornings. He was such a good man. He will be missed by everyone who was blessed to know him. You will be in my prayers. God bless and watch over you now and in the days ahead.

  • Guest: Mel Winnett

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: January 24, 2021

    Praying for you Marilyn. He was always so kind to everyone. Praying comfort and peace for you from the FATHER.

    (Star’s sister)

  • Guest: Cissie Fosse

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 24, 2021

    So sorry for the family’s loss, he was the sweetest man, always had a smile on his face

  • Guest: Cheryl Mudd (Myers)

    From: Huntley, Illinois

    Date: January 24, 2021

    So sorry for your loss. Such a loving family that I had the honor of knowing through my Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Marion. May God comfort you.

  • Guest: Julie Lockler

    From: Oswego, New York

    Date: January 24, 2021

    Although I can not be with you at your service you will always be in my heart. I will miss your smile and hugs.
    Can not believe you are gone, going home to Illinois will never be the same. Love ya.

  • Guest: Brad, Niki, and Odin Jones

    From: Dawson Springs, Kentucky

    Date: January 24, 2021

    We love you guys and you are all in our prayers.


    Your Kentucky Family

  • Guest: David Dahl

    From: Jackson, Tennessee

    Date: January 24, 2021

    Frank was an amazing man. He taught me sayings like

    “handier than pockets on a shirt”

    “I can lend a strong back and a weak mind.”

    Other days it was

    “I’ve got a weak back and a weaker mind.”

    But Frank had a brilliant mind from the hours that he spent studying his bible in his chair. I have no doubt that he is present with the Lord. I give thanks to God for Frank’s faith in Christ and that I had the opportunity to know him.

  • Guest: Jim Atterberry

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: January 25, 2021

    Jack was a great person and I know will be missed. So very sorry to hear this.

  • Guest: Rick and Brenda Dailey

    From: DEKALB, Illinois

    Date: January 25, 2021

    Rest in Peace Uncle Frank. We will always remember his smile and his laugh.

    Rick and Brenda Dailey
    DeKalb, Illinois


    From: MARION, Illinois

    Date: January 25, 2021

    Marilyn sorry for your loss, he was a good guy with a great smile, you and your family are in my Prayers.

  • Guest: Jeannie (Finney)Story &Doll (Finney)Barnett

    From: Metropolis, Illinois

    Date: January 25, 2021

    So sorry to hear about Frank’s passing. We know he willl truly be missed!
    We will always remember his great smile and his sweet and friendly personality.
    We send our prayers and live to Marilyn Kay and family.

  • Guest: Rebecca Franklin

    From: Benton, Illinois

    Date: January 26, 2021

    Sorry for your lost he was a good man husband dad and Grandpa I’m keeping you in my prayers if you need anything don’t hesitate to call

  • Guest: Ray Pierce

    From: herrin, Illinois

    Date: January 26, 2021

    So Sorry for your loss .

  • Guest: Dixie Woodson carney

    From: Carterville , Illinois

    Date: January 26, 2021

    Marilyn, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I’m sending love, prayers and sympathy to you and all the family. God will give you the peace you need during this sad sad time.🙏🙏🙏💕💕💕

  • Guest: Lisa Filkins

    From: West Frankfort , Illinois

    Date: January 27, 2021

    I was so sorry to hear this! Frank was one of the kindest men I have ever had the privilege of knowing! I loved seeing both of you come in to the office with your huge smiles! Heaven has definitely gained another angel! Prayers for peace to all the family. I know Frank is dancing and laughing with Connie!

  • Guest: Betty De Coursey

    From: Energy, Illinois

    Date: January 29, 2021

    We are praying for the family. Frank was a fine man!

  • Guest: Donna Barnett

    From: Creal Springs , Illinois

    Date: January 29, 2021

    Frank was the kindest, most thoughtful person! I still can’t believe he’s gone, but I know I will see him again one day! Marilyn you’re in my thoughts and prayers. Loved you both like family ❤😘🙏

  • Guest: William “Jeff” Lee

    From: , Illinois

    Date: February 1, 2021

    Very sorry to hear about Frank’s passing. He was such a nice fellow and we enjoyed visiting with him at the Engram reunions.
    Betty Engram Lee
    Jeff Lee
    Mike Lee

  • Guest: Cheryl Engram Francis

    From: Carbondale, Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2021

    To the family of Frank Engram. We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to you. I remember Frank attending our Engram family reunions at the Scout Cabin at the Johnston City park. He was also kind enough to honor loved ones at the funerals and memorials. Our father Thomas B. Engram had a high
    regard for Frank, his father Rube and the rest of the family. We would always stop and talk to each other at those occasions. Frank had a ready smile and a friendly way. His will be missed.Peace be with your family. Cheryl Engram Francis, Kent Engram and wife Renee.

  • Guest: Alicia loucks

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: February 11, 2021

    My thoughts and prayers. He was a wonderful man and a very generous neighbor who always wanted to help me outside. I will miss seeing him outside doing his yard work and I will miss taking him goodies I baked. He will greatly be missed.