Mae Elizabeth Engel, 87


MURPHYSBORO — Mae Elizabeth Engel, age 87, of Murphysboro and formerly of Lawrenceville, passed away at 9:12 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at Parkway Manor in Marion.

Mae was born on Oct. 7, 1932, in Lawrence County, to Earl Walls and Aleen (Benson) Walls.

She had worked as a Department Manager for the Golden Rule Life Insurance Company in Lawrenceville.

Mrs. Engel was a member of the New Hope Christian Church at Bridgeport.

Mae married Philip Adolph Engel on Oct. 26, 1951, in Lawrenceville, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 2016.

She is survived by: four daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Don Bilyeu of Murphysboro; Barbara and Don Raisanen of Arlington Heights; Sharon Engel and Ron Smith of Lititz, Pennsylvania; and Phyllis and Tim Egendoefer of Cocoa Beach, Florida; three grandchildren, John Pruitt of Chicago; Rebecca (Jake) Ward of Kansas City, Missouri; and Rachel Bilyeu of Murphysboro; one great granddaughter, Finley Mae Ward of Kansas City, Missouri; one brother, Kenneth Walls of Bridgeport; two sisters-in-law, Linda Walls and Clara Roberts, both of Lawrenceville; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by: five brothers; three sisters; and her parents.

Her body will be cremated.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the New Hope Christian Church, 10186 Bridgeport Road, Bridgeport, IL 62417, or Oblong Children’s Christian Home 4094 E 1050th Avenue, Oblong, IL 62449.

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