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Sutton Memorial Home
Saturday December 19th, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Sutton Memorial Home
Saturday December 19th, 2020

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Mary Marjorie Fleming-Dirks

Mary Marjorie Fleming-Dirks, 95 of Ohlman passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 12:25 a.m. in her home in Ohlman, IL. She was born on February 5, 1925 in Bear Creek TWP in Rural Christina County, IL the daughter of Harvey Andrew and Mary Ethel (Kelly) Ginger. She married Leo Earl Fleming in 1940 and they later divorced, then she married Cecil Dirks in 1972 and he preceded her in death. She worked many years as a nurse’s aid at Hillsboro Area Hospital in Hillsboro and later as the Postal Clerk at the Ohlman Post office for 18 years. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Ohlman and she was a Village of Ohlman Trustee.

She is survived by her Sons: Ronald (Lynn) Fleming of Taylorville, Ted (Linda) Fleming of Taylorville, IL; Roger Fleming of Taylorville; James Ward of Herrin, IL; Daughter: Carolyn Anderson of Nokomis, IL; Jeanne (Bruce) Woody of Brandon, FL Barbara Gaffigan of LaPort, TX; twenty-four Grandchildren; thirty seven Great-Grandchildren; two Great-Great-Grandchildren; Step-Daughters: Patty (Kevin) Herpstreith, Angie Danuser; Half Siblings: Wanda Weingart, David Hendricks, Dennis Schneider, Judy Hamm, William Ginger, Charles Ginger; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Sons: Richard Fleming, Douglas Fleming, Siblings: Wayne Ginger, Eva David, Darlene Martin, Harvey Ginger Jr, Jack Ginger and Doris Ginger in infancy, Step- Brother: Michael Ginger, Sons-in-Law: Robert Anderson and Robert Gaffigan.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral Service will be held immediately following the visitation starting at 2:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Steve Nance officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Cemetery in Palmer, IL.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ P.O. Box 66 Ohlman, IL 62076.

We are adhering to CDC guidelines and asking that everyone wear a mask and social distance and we are limited to 10 people in the funeral home at one time.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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i had the pleasure of working with Mary at Hillsboro Hospital. She was a very good CNA . We became friends . I enjoyed collecting recipes from Mary. she was a good friend & I will miss her a lot.

Love in Christ
Jan & Gary Stanford

Gary and Jan Stanford Dec 20 2020 12:00 AM

It is with a sad and heavy heart that we say goodbye to our dear friend and oldest member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Ohlman, IL. Mary has contributed to the lives of so many people with her kind acts of love she shared with so many. She had a passion for helping the poor and needy. She had to overcome many obstacles in life and she never forgot where she came from. She had a beautiful smile and was reflecting the love that God put in her heart. She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed. Pastor Steve Nance, St. Paul UCC

Steven Nance Dec 18 2020 12:00 AM

We send our love and sincere sympathy as you honor your dear mom.

Jim & Rita Altman Dec 17 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Fleming-Dirks

Kenneth E Petiaux Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

Sympathy from Wayne Gingers family, Evelyn Hasty, Dwayne Ginger, Linda Freitag(deceased) and Suzy Martin. Aunt Margie was my Dads youngest sister and an inspiration to us. Our love to her family.

Evelyn Hasty Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

Your mother was a very special lady. She worked so hard to see that you were all taken care of and she had a family of which she was justly proud. Wish I could come in person and give you all hugs! May your memories and faith sustain you.

Martha R Zimmerman Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

Mary was my neighbor for many years and actually babysat our youngest daughter. I always enjoyed our visits and was thrilled to participate in her 95th birthday party and see so much of her family. Every visit she always showed me all of her family photos that adorn her house. We will always remember this special lady. Praying for comfort for all of you knowing her journey on earth is over but her heavenly life has just begun!

Dave and Jackie Rakers Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Fleming-Dirks

Dennis & Sue Aumann Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

Wonderful mother and grand mother. Prayers
James, Heather, Lake and Madison Ward

The Ward Family Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Fleming-Dirks

Nelson and Karen Aumann Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM