Marie Louise High, 94, formerly of Indianola passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at the Newman Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.
Marie was born on December 3, 1927 in Ridge Farm to James D. and Leona (McCool) Downs Sr. She married James L. High on April 3, 1948 in Georgetown; he preceded her in death.
She is survived by one daughter, Deborah (Gary) Cox of Camargo; one son, Gerald (Brenda) High of Danville; 3 grandchildren, James (Melody) Strubinger, Charles High, and Lewis (Lee Ann) High; and five grandchildren, Jaxson and Parker Strubinger, Taylor and Evan High, and Cameron High. Also surviving are step-grandchildren, step great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and her best friend Bev.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 4 sisters, 5 brothers, and her son Scot.
Marie worked as a cook, at General Electric, and sorted seed corn for many years for Funk G Hybrid. She was known for her baking, made many canvas needle point items for her family, was a big fighting Illini and Cubs fan, and most of all, she enjoyed spending time with all her family.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at Michael Cemetery outside of Indianola with Ted Shearer officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Newman Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.
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