Mark “Cork” Spensberger – Obituary

Mark “Cork” Spensberger
July 2, 1959 ~ July 5, 2022

Mark S. “Cork” Spensberger, 63, of Panama, passed away on Monday, 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 joined the Boilermakers union in 2001 and was a retired member of Boilermakers local 363. 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.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home 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 to share memories of Mark or offer condolences to his family.

Services are to be announced:
Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home of Panama
117 Walnut St.
Panama, IL 62077

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