Alisa K. Waddell
VIENNA, Ill. — Alisa K. Waddell, 51, passed away at 8:26 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Lourdes hospital in Paducah, Ky., surrounded by her loving family.
Alisa formerly worked as a teacher’s aide at New Simpson Hill School District.
Alisa attended Gilead Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Simpson. She loved life and with each new challenge, came new goals. She loved her house, the trees, farm and especially going to Plantscape Nursery in Herrin to purchase the flowers and trees that she planted through the years. Her greatest joy in life was the birth of their granddaughter, Michaela, last year on October 31, 2012.
Alisa was born October 11, 1961, in Louden, Tenn., to Rev. Willard M. and Betty L. (McCoy) Murrie.
Alisa was united in marriage with James Keith Waddell on August 1, 1980, at the First United Methodist Church in Vienna, Ill.
Surviving are her husband of 32 years, James Keith Waddell; a son and daughter-in-law, PO1 Adam K. and Karen Waddell, currently stationed with the U.S. Navy in Suffolk, Va.; a granddaughter, Michaela Edith Waddell; her father, Rev. Willard M. Murrie of Vienna; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Rinda Jean Tuck of Sebastian, Fla., Carol and Michael Money of Winchester, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; and her father-in-law, James D. Waddell of Harrisburg.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty L. Murrie; mother-in-law, Barbara A. Waddell; and a brother-in-law, Ronald Tuck.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, at Gilead Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 4385 Gilead Church Road, Simpson, Ill., with Rev. Junior Martin and Rev. Bud McDaniel officiating. Interment will be in Gilead Cemetery in Simpson.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, and from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, at the church.
Memorial donations are suggested and may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 1 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN; envelopes will be available at the church.
For information regarding services for Alisa Waddell, please contact, Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home, 2704 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948 at (618) 988-8880.