Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Leota Mae Markword

Leota Mae Markword, age 93, of Quincy, died on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 5:10 am in Sunset Home.

Leota was born November 29, 1925 in Mendon, Illinois, the daughter of Alfred W. and Laura Marie Stratman Walbring. She married Kenneth E. Markword on May 27, 1943 in Palmyra, MO. He preceded her in death on February 7, 1986.

Leota was a 1943 graduate of Mendon Township High School. Her life was devoted to taking care of her family. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing dice and board games with family and friends.

Survivors include her son, Ray (Connie) Markword of Quincy, IL; two grandchildren, Michelle (John Mark) Ahlemeyer of Bloomington, IL and Todd (April) Markword of Rio, IL; six great grandchildren; and a niece, Darcie (Jerry) Brooks of Lynn Haven, FL.

In addition to her husband, Leota was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Everett Walbring, and a sister, Ferol Frazier.

Services: Graveside services will be held at a later date in New Providence Cemetery, Ursa, Illinois.

Memorials: American Cancer Society

www.hansenspear.com

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

  1. Dear Ray & Connie,

    So sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts & prayers.
    Janice (Woodworth) Marks

Leave a Condolence

From the time I entered Hansen-Spear, I was greeted by the staff and they were very nice and considerate. I really felt touched by love and warmth. Hansen-Spear is rated […]

— K. H.

..make you feel like you were the only one they were taking care of.

— L.H.

Your guidance thorugh the process of planning the service for my husband after his passing was most comforting. ┬áThere was a gentle, relaxed manner by Will and Brian as we […]

— M. P.