Marylene McFarland

CENTRALIA — Marylene McFarland, of Centralia, passed away Saturday, March 6, 2021, at Saint Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

She was born June 29, 1928, the daughter of Don Cunningham and Hazel (Phillips) Cunningham. She married James “Mac” E. McFarland on November 10, 1951, and he preceded her in death on July 2, 2019.

Marylene is survived by two sons: Milton Cunningham and wife Vicki of Cornelius, NC and Barry McFarland and wife Christine of Houston, TX; six grandchildren: Angela Buchanan of Orlando, FL, Jason Cunningham of Atlanta, GA, Jenelle Coles and husband Arie of Sarasota, FL, Parker, Nicholas, and Christopher McFarland all of Houston, TX; four great-grandchildren: Isabella Buchanan, Kate Buchanan, Michael Cunningham, and Maya Cunningham.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Don and Hazel Cunningham and her husband: James “Mac” McFarland.

Marylene was an accountant for 50 plus years. She was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Centralia.
She enjoyed reading. Marylene was a devoted wife to her husband Mac and a loving mother and grandmother to her sons and grandchildren.

Graveside Services for Marylene McFarland will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 2021, at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia with Rev. Paula Comper officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the donor’s choice and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the McFarland family.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting and the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home Facebook page.