Marcia Anne (Schleifer) Sodko of Richview, IL departed this earth on Friday, Aug 9, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Marcia moved at an early age from Madison to rural Ashley, IL. While growing up she enjoyed dance and modeling. Marcia graduated from Ashley High School in 1965, and later married Kenneth R Sodko on June 17 1967 in Radom, IL. They celebrated 52 years of marriage prior to her death. Marcia worked as a Mental Health Tech 3 at Warren G Murray Center for 37 years until her retirement in 2002. Marcia always said she loved being a surrogate mother to so many residents that called Murray Center home. Marcia was the proud mother of two children, Michelle Lundegreen and husband Marshall of Mt. Vernon, Matthew Sodko and wife Jamie of Ashley. She also took great joy in her grandchildren; Brendan Sodko, Landen Lundegreen, Kentan Lundegreen, and Brier Sodko. If Marcia was not spending time with her family, you could usually find her tending to her garden, canning, sewing, and crocheting.
Celebration of Life services will be held 12:00 P.M. Friday, August 16, 2019 at Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia with Chaplain Joannie Naraghi officiating. Friends and relatives are invited to visiting hours from 10:00 A.M. till time of service at the funeral home on Friday. Memorial contributions in Marcia’s memory may be made to the Murray Center Parents Association. On-line condolences and memories of Marica may be shared with the family at www.maczfuneralhomes.com.
Marcia is survived by her husband, Kenneth; her children Michelle and Matthew; her grandchildren; the father that raised her, John Schleifer and wife Marilyn of Florida; her sister Marilynn Hertz and husband Richard of Goreville, IL; and many nieces and nephews.
Marcia was born the daughter of James and Virginia (Johnson) Uselman on December 21, 1946 in Madison, WI. Marcia was preceded in death by her mother Virginia (Johnson) Schleifer, and other aunts and uncles.