Morna “Marlene” Rozene, 84, of Effingham, formerly of Sullivan and Centralia, passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham.


Marlene was born October 1, 1932, in Shelby County, the daughter of Thomas and Viola (Blake) McLaughlin. She married Dean Rozene and he preceded her in death in November 1980. Through the years, she waitressed and worked at World Color Press in Effingham and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Centralia.


Visitation for family and friends will be on Monday, August 7, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Brummerstedt Funeral Home in Stewardson followed by graveside services at 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Cemetery in Trowbridge, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Brummerstedt Funeral Home in Stewardson is assisting the family.


Marlene is survived by her daughter, Karen (Jerry) Fear of Centralia; son, Tom (Kim) Jewell of Strasburg; five grandchildren: Joseph (Rachel) Fear of St. Paul, MN, Justin (Laura) Fear of Rockville, MD, Brooke Jewell of Effingham, Ciara Jewell of Effingham, Daniel (Joni) Hossler of Crystal Lake; four great-grandchildren: Margaret, Joshua, Eli and Lennon; four sisters: Beverly (Dwight) Storm of Stewardson, Diana Storm of Effingham, Vicky (Dwight) Braden of Strasburg and Michelle (Greg) Spannagel of Shelbyville and many nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dean; brother, Harlan McLaughlin and sister, Joyce Crockett.


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