Marie Clagg, 82, of Newton, Illinois passed away Thursday, August 28, 2008 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingam, IL.


Marie Clagg, 82, of Newton, Illinois passed away Thursday, August 28, 2008 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingam, IL.


Graveside services will be held at 2:15 p.m., Sunday, August 31, 2008 at Westlawn Cemetery, Newton. Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 31 at the Crain Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery, Newton.

Marie was born March 16, 1926 in Jasper County, Illinois the daughter of Lyman and Pearl Leturno Sowers. On March 24, 1946, she married Clifford Clagg; he survives. Maria was a homemaker and member of the Sandy Creek Christian Church, rural Newton.

She will be loved and remembered by her husband of sixty-two years Clifford Clagg of Newton; son, Earl (Cora) Clagg of Effingham; daughter, Linda (Larry) Koester of Newton; grandsons, Kevin and Chad Koester of Newton and brother, Wayne E. Sowers of Cardington, Ohio.

In loving memory of Marie, memorials may be made to the Latona Church of Christ Playground Fund.