Mariam R. Annis, age 96, of Elgin, and passed away peacefully March 5, 2016 at Journey Care Hospice in Barrington, IL. Mariam was born June 17, 1919 in Bevier, MO, the daughter of Carl “Cully” and Helen (nee Nesbit) Badgerow.

The family moved to Illinois when Mariam was seven. She graduated from Elgin High School in 1937 and married David in 1940. She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church and was a resident of Elgin for most of her life.

Mariam is survived by one son – Larry (Judy) Annis of Elgin, two grandchildren Aaron Annis, Rachel (Jon) Kabance, two step-granddaughters Elizabeth (Tim) Ward, Victoria (Jim) Strickland, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband David, her brothers – John, Lee and Norman “Dink” Badgerow.

Visitation will be on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, with service to follow at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin, IL, Rev. Deb Percell officiating. Interment at Lakewood Memorial Park Cemetery, 30W730 US Highway 20, Elgin, IL 60120.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the charity of your choice in memory of Mariam R. Annis. For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit

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