Marilyn Joyce Barcus

Marilyn Joyce Barcus, age 76, of Effingham, Illinois, passed away at 7:10 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.

A memorial service was held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 6, 2018 at C&A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo, Illinois, Dave Thompson officiating, with a two-hour visitation prior to the service. Memorials may go to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at

Marilyn was born on May 2, 1942 in Fayette County, Illinois, the daughter of Millard L. and Marcella B. (Helm) Haslett. She married Jonathan Eugene Barcus on February 17, 1965 in Charleston, Illinois. Jon and Marilyn had been married for 53 years. She was a member of Woodmen of the World Lodge for many years. She enjoyed flowers and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her mother, Marcella Haslett of St. Elmo, Illinois; husband, Jon Barcus of Effingham, Illinois; three sons, Mike Painter of Effingham, Illinois, Randy Barcus (wife Pam) of Montgomery, Texas, Jim Barcus of Effingham, Illinois; brother, Leon Haslett (wife Jo) of Vandalia, Illinois; three sisters, Wanda McCarty (husband Kevin) of Dieterich, Illinois, Juanita Loschen (husband Ken) of Champaign, Illinois, Peggy Scholes (husband Ray) of St. Elmo, Illinois; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Millard L. Haslett.

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