Marlene Kay Buchholz, 80, of Macomb, Illinois, passed away at 2:55 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb.
She was born April 8, 1938 in McDonough County, Illinois, to Charles and Iris Waymack Carmack; she married William Robert Buchholz on April 26, 1958. He survives.
Also surviving are her sons, Michael (Nancy) Buchholz of Macomb; Gerald Buchholz of Downing, Mo.; Terrance Buchholz of Plattsmouth, Neb.; her grandchildren, Sasha Barnes, Austin, Corinne, Tiffany, Andrea, and Brett Buchholz; Great-grandchildren, Jordan, Rylee, and Trenton Barnes, Nicole and Rianna Buchholz; a brother, Roger Lyn Carmack of Macomb.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Charles Dean and Donald Gene Carmack; three sisters, Madelyn Olson, Carol Sue Wagnor and Patricia Ann Shryack.
Marlene worked at the Macomb Holiday Inn as Sales Director and Hostess for 24 years; she retired in 1993.
Cremation has been accorded. There will be no services. Memorial Contributions may be made to the McDonough District Hospital Hospice Program or the McDonough District Hospital Nursing Scholarship. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com