Marianne Steele Trone

April 14, 1936 - November 3, 2017

Marianne Steele Trone, age 81, of Beardstown, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 3, at Heritage Health in Beardstown after enduring a 17-year journey through Alzheimer’s.
 She was born April 14, 1936 in Beardstown, the daughter of Norman “Mickey” and Maryland Wynne Steele.
 She is survived by her children, Jeffrey T of Houston, TX, Gregory (wife Melanie) Trone of Centralia, Christopher (wife Wendy) Trone of Montgomery, TX, Eric (wife Cindy) Trone of Beardstown, Martin Trone of Argyle, and Chala (hus-band Wayne) Blake of Beardstown; 13 grandchil-dren; seven great-grand-children; and one brother John (wife Dixie) Steele of Springfield.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, her granddaughter Aimee Trone, her sister Marsha Hendrix, and two broth-ers Marty Steele and Nor-man (surviving wife Barb) Steele.
 Marianne graduated from Beardstown High School in the class of 1954, where she was known for her beautiful red hair and friendly personality. She loved politics and was one of the first people to be a Transcriber for the Illinois State Senate.
 Later on, she worked for the Cass County Court-house and after moving to Centralia, which is uniquely located within 4 counties, she also worked within the Salem Illinois courthouse. After return-ing to Beardstown, she worked at the Springfield State Journal Register with her brother.
 Marianne was a mem-ber of St. Alexius Catholic Church. She enjoyed going to yard sales, family poker night, and playing Bingo. Most important to Mari-anne was being with her family. She always main-tained a fun-loving per-sonality through all the ups and downs that life had to offer, and for that, she will be missed dearly.
 Services were held at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7,  at St. Alexius Catholic Church in Beardstown. Burial was in St. Alexius Catholic Cemetery.
 Memorials have been suggested to the Alzheim-er’s Foundation.
 Condolences may be left online at or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.