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Malinda M. Burrell, 97 of Effingham, passed away Thursday afternoon, November 23, 2017 at Heartland Christian Village in Neoga.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 27, 2017 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Sigel with burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham, with a 6:00 p.m. parish prayer service. Memorial donations may be made to St. Michael's School or Heartland Christian Village Auxiliary. Online guestbook at www.bauerfh.com.
Malinda was born September 7, 1920 in Jasper County, the daughter of Albert and Catherine (Meinhart) Hutmacher. She married Charles A. Burrell on April 6, 1940 and he preceded her in death in 1968. Malinda worked for Fedders Corporation for 25 years; retiring in 1983. She was a long time member of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Sigel and the St. Michael Council of Catholic Women.
Malinda is survived by her son, David (Joyce) of Teutopolis; daughters, Jean (Nolan) Sheehan and Ruth (Bob) Short, both of Neoga; grandchildren, Dan (Joann) Sheehan, Todd Burrell, Tonya (Paul) Flood, Jason (Jeannie) Burrell, Shannon (Bruce) Koester, Nathan (Kelly) Short, Jennifer Short (special friend, Julian Wilks) and Beth (Nick) Raycraft; 14 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
Malinda was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Mary Kay;son-in-law, Nolan Sheehan; sister, Irene Lau and twin sister, Virginia Buening.
Published on November 24, 2017
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