Obituary: Marie Louise Sila

Normal – Marie Louise Sila, 94 of Normal passed away Saturday October 17, 2020 at 7:09 AM at Heritage Health in Normal. 

There will be a funeral for Marie on Tuesday October 20, 2020 at 11 AM at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home in Bloomington.  Reverend Dr. Curt Keller will officiate.  There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service.  Entombment will be in Park Hill Mausoleum in Bloomington.

Marie was born February 18, 1926 in Bloomington to Walter and Edna Helmick Schumacher.  She married Louis J. Sila November 21, 1942 in Poplar Bluff, MO.  He preceded her in death.  She was survived by two sons Charles (Nadine) Sila of Normal and Lee (Heidi) Sila of Downers Grove, and one daughter, Rose Marie Sila of Bloomington.  Marie also enjoyed three grandchildren, Karl Sila, Monica (Brian) Irwin, Hannah Marie Sila, and four great-grandchildren, Harrison Irwin, Keagan Irwin, William Sila, and Margaret Sila.

Marie was a member of Hudson United Methodist Church, was a past Grand Noble of the Rebekahs Independent Order of Odd Fellows and a member for over sixty years, and was a long-time cast member of the American Passion Play.  She also played piano and organ, loved reading books, gardening, and scrapbooking, and was an avid equestrian.  
Memorial contributions may be made to Hudson United Methodist Church.

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3 thoughts on “Obituary: Marie Louise Sila

  1. Thank you again Diane for this wonderful service, and for all you do.

    Seems so hard to reach out to all the appropriate people as our society becomes more and more disconnected. I’m doing pretty well considering, so no need for people to attend for my benefit, but if people want to make their own goodbyes or support my father or uncle, Chuck and Lee Sila, the info’s available.

  2. Sounds like a WONDERFUL lady. Gardening and horses. She wasn’t afraid of getting her clothes dirty-commendable!

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