Marcia Twaddell

ROCK FALLS – Marcia Lu Ludens Twaddell, 57, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at her home, after a courageous battle with a long-term illness. She was a registered nurse for many years for CGH Medical Center in Sterling and KSB Homecare in Dixon.

Marcia was born Aug. 4, 1956, in Dixon, the daughter of Robert E. and Cleora S. (Wadsworth) Walters. She married Bruce Twaddell on April 16, 2011, in New Bern, N.C. She enjoyed scrapbooking, going on cruises with Bruce, and playing any sort of card and board game. Marcia’s grandkids meant everything to her.

Survivors include her husband of Rock Falls; one son, Matthew Ludens of Stillman Valley; one daughter, Angela (Rob) Smith, and one stepson, Mark Twaddell, both of Maryland; one stepdaughter, Jessica (Jeremy) Weimer of Okinawa, Japan; five sisters, Cynthia Quick of Clermont, Fla., Patricia Walters of Dixon, Suzanne (Ron) Nunn of Stony Brook, N.Y., Mary (Mark) McWethy of Oregon, and Jackie (Art) Schmidt of Dixon; nine grandchildren, Peyton Ludens, Emily Ludens, Preston Ludens, and Paxxon Ludens, all of Stillman Valley, and Jessica Hassard, Arianne Smith, Madelyn Smith, Drake Smith, and Bethany Smith, all of Maryland; and five stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Steven Walters.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bunyan Cocar, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dixon, officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded.

A memorial has been established to the American Cancer Society.

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