1922 — 2022
Marian Eileen Cunningham, age 99, of rural Sumner, Illinois, passed peacefully on Sunday, February 27, 2022, in the presence of her daughters. She was born on May 10, 1922 in Petty Township, Illinois, the daughter of Joy Wagner and Veva Lathrop Wagner. She wed Joseph Cooper Cunningham on January 2, 1945 in Tacoma, Washington, and he preceded her in death on January 1, 2015 Eileen taught school for 24 years, primarily in Lawrence County. She was a nursing home administrator at Mattoon Manor in Mattoon, Illinois and Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Illinois. She and her husband, Cooper, were owner/operators of Mattoon, Oblong, Grayville and Albion nursing homes. She was actively involved in...