July 2, 1959 ~ July 5, 2022

Born in: Litchfield, Illinois
Resided in: Panama, Illinois

Mark S. “Cork” Spensberger, 63, of Panama, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at his residence.

Mark was born July 2, 1959, in Litchfield, the son of LeeRoy M. and Sally A. (Bagby) Spensberger.  He married Christy Dixon on April 28, 1984, at the Panama Baptist Church, and they later divorced.

Mark attended Panama and Hillsboro schools and went on to work at Graham Correctional Center as a guard for nearly 20 years.  He was a member of the Donnellson Masonic Lodge #255.  He took great pride in his home and keeping a meticulous yard.  Mark also enjoyed carpentry and refinishing furniture.

He was preceded in death by his father, LeeRoy M. Spensberger; and brother, Timothy L. Spensberger.

Mark is survived by his mother, Sally A. Spensberger of Panama; daughter, Casey (husband, Jordan) Cervi of Carlinville; grandson, Gaten; sister, Deborah Hancock of Nixa, MO; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Celebration of Life: The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 117 Walnut Street, Panama, IL 62077.

Private inurnment will be held at Union Cemetery in Panama.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Panama Playground Fund c/o Village of Panama, PO Box 816, Panama, IL 62077, or the Union Cemetery Association, PO Box 760, Panama, IL 62077.

Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories of Mark or offer condolences to his family.


Celebration of Life: August 6, 2022 2:00 pm - August 6, 2022 4:00 pm

Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home of Panama
117 Walnut St.
Panama, IL 62077

Inurnment at a Later Date:

Union Cemetery, Panama


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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Mark "Cork" Spensberger's name.

The Panama Playground Fund

PO Box 816
Panama, IL

Union Cemetery Association

PO Box 760
Panama, IL

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  1. Light a CandleSorry to hear about Corks passing. Prayers to Casey and the Spensberger family.

  2. Light a CandleFrank and I are so sorry to hear that Mark had passed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  3. Light a CandleMy deepest sympathy to Casey, Sally, Debbie, and the rest of Mark’s family. Mark was always a friend to both Jimmy and me. May he rest in peace.

  4. My condolences to the entire family. I will always remember Cork for his sense of humor!!! Many laughs. RIP buddy!!!

  5. My son Kevin Deaton and I will always miss Cork , he was a good friend and great neighbor

  6. Light a CandlePrayers to Sally and Debbie. So sorry for this loss. He will be missed by all who knew him.

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