Marcella “Marcia” Hultz, 78, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 7:14 a.m. Sunday, July 31, 2022, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.
Marcia was born Feb. 17, 1944, in Quincy, to Marcellus and Helen (Hall) Bowman. She was married to Robert Hultz on July 24, 1963 in New London, Mo. He survives.
In addition to her husband, other survivors include three children, Randy Hultz (Kathryn), Palmyra; Rusty Hultz (Rochell), Quincy; and Robyn Zanger (Kelly), Liberty, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Alex Hultz (Evan), Jeremy Hultz (Tiffany), Wade Hultz (Emma), Josh Hultz (Madeline), Leah Hultz (RJ Sharpe), Jessalyn Hultz-Damron (Tyler), Kyle Zanger and Katlyn Zanger; seven great-grandchildren, Dreighton, Delanie, Zayn, Owen, Cali, Zander, Noah and two baby girls on the way; and one sister-in-law, Lavina Glas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Christina; and three siblings, Darlene, Barbara and Richard.
Marcia was a housewife and homemaker for most of her life. She also worked in the factory at Charles Industries in Canton, Mo for 27 1/2 years.
Marcia was an avid vegetable gardener. Her large garden boasted green beans, cucumbers and corn, from which she canned about 400 helpings per year. She also made the best potato soup, blackberry and crabapple jellies, and apple pies; she typically made about 40 pies per year!
Marcia loved the country hits of Elvis Presley, so it is no surprise that she loved to visit Graceland’s home of Memphis, Tenn., as well as Music City itself, Nashville.
Romance novels by Debbie Macomber, Days of Our Lives, the Chicago Cubs, Good & Plenty candy, and her loving pug, Rico, all held a special place in her heart.
However, nothing held a larger place in Marcia’s heart than her family. She especially loved watching her grandchildren play sports, and you could always hear her in the stands by her loud whistle! Marcia will be remembered for her funny sayings, her yummy cooking and the way she cared for her family.
A funeral ceremony will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, at the O’Donnell-Cookson Life Celebration Home in Quincy. Pastor Mark Madigan will officiate. Burial will follow at Greenmount Cemetery in Quincy.
Pallbearers will be Alex Hultz, Jeremy Hultz, Wade Hultz, Josh Hultz, Kyle Zanger and Tyler Damron.
Honorary pallbearers will be Leah Hultz, Jessalyn Hultz-Damron and Katlyn Zanger.
Friends and family are invited to Marcia’s life celebration at a visitation that will be Friday, Aug. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the O’Donnell-Cookson Life Celebration Home.
Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Nazarene Church in Quincy, Ill. or American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be shared and video tribute may be viewed at www.ODonnellCookson.com.