Marca Jean Riddle


Marca Jean Riddle, age 73 of Carlyle, IL, died on Wednesday, April 28th at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Marca was born December 19, 1947 in Oklahoma City, OK, a daughter of Cecil Ray and Dorsie Lou (nee Gaines) Riddle. She married David Nauta and later married Donald Sparks. Both former spouses preceded her in death.

She is survived by her children, Danica (Jamey) Nauta-Cunningham; David (Meredith) Riddle; Kimberly Riddle; and her beloved grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, James Riddle.

Marca was happiest when she was spending time with her family. She loved watching classic films, playing with her grandchildren – especially basketball with Elizabeth, eating out, Chinese food, cooking chili, long drives, sitting at the lake, and shopping. She was a homemaker and helped raise her granddaughters Elizabeth, Victoria, and Katherine Riddle.

A solemn Requiem Mass will be said at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, May 7, 2021, at St. Francis De Sales Oratory, 2653 Ohio Ave, St. Louis, MO. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Carlyle, IL. Visitation and Rosary will be held at the Oratory starting at 9:00 AM.

For more information or to leave a condolence message for the family, please contact Zieren Funeral Home,

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