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Marion Anderson

DIXON - Marion L. Anderson, 59, of Dixon, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, at KSB Hospital. She was a teacher at Dixon High School for more than 30 years. Ms. Anderson was born Dec. 2, 1949, in Plaquemine, La., the daughter of Joseph and Josephine (Smith) LeBlanc. She was a graduate of Southern University in Louisiana with a bachelor's degree and Northern Illinois University with her master's degree. Marion was a member of Second Baptist Church, Dixon, the Dixon Education Association, Illinois Education Association, and National Education Association. Survivors include one daughter, DeShawn Anderson of Chicago; one son, Marquis LeBlanc of Dixon; five brothers, Curtis (Ethel Ellington) LeBlanc of Atlanta, and Joseph LeBlanc, Donald (Sookie) LeBlanc, Robert (Mary Lynn Ross) LeBlanc, and Michael (Ceola) LeBlanc, all of Dixon; five sisters, Ernestine (Grady) Daniels and Barbara (Larry) Criss, both of Sterling, Joan (Curt Smith) LeBlanc and Linda (James Parks) LeBlanc, both of Dixon, and Brenda (Arthur Ross) LeBlanc of Freeport; two aunts, Iona Watley of Dixon and Lois Garland-Patterson of New York; two uncles, Joseph Patterson of Dixon, and William Shaw of Kenner, La.; one great-aunt, Lillian Bartley of Plaquemine, La.; three godchildren, Vincent (Treva) Mitchell of Houston, LaChante (Joe) Schmitt of Brookfield, and Kyle LeBlanc of Dixon; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Mary Ann LeBlanc. The funeral is at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Second Baptist Church, Dixon, with the Rev. Galon Darby, pastor, officiating. Burial is at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Dixon. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m., with the family present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon. A memorial has been established. Condolences may be sent at www.prestonschillingfuneralhome.com on the Internet.

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