April 25, 1926 – October 17, 2017

Marian Kay (Schmidt) Dust, 91, of Effingham, Illinois, passed away at 11:39 a.m., Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham, Illinois.

Funeral services celebrating Marian’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the Church of Christ 1311 South 4th Street Effingham, Illinois 62401, with Curtis Graves officiating. Burial will be in the Arborcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in rural Effingham, Illinois. Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, October 20, 2017, at the church. In loving memory of Marian, memorials may be made to the Church of Christ. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, Illinois. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.

Marian was born on April 25, 1926, in Greenup, Illinois, the daughter of Cephas and Gladys (Decker) Kuhl. She married Charles Schmidt and he preceded her in death on October 10, 1990. She later married William E. “Bill” Dust and he preceded her in death on January 31, 2015.

Marian worked at Norge in Effingham for many years. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Effingham, Illinois, and she enjoyed bowling.

Marian is survived by son, Kent (Jane) Schmidt of Dieterich; granddaughter, Kayla (Paul) Goodwin of Arcola; sister, Ruth Ann (David) Myers of Effingham; step-children, Bruce Dust and Barbara (Doug) Starwalt; step-grandchildren, Lynn Beifuss, Christina Link and Michael Dust.

Marian was preceded in death by her parents, step-father Ira Niccum, husbands, son Larry Schmidt, sisters Mary Lou Richards and Margie Grubb and step-granddaughter Leann Hardiek.