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Ellen E. (Fletcher) Trusty
1923 – 2016
Ellen E. (Fletcher) Trusty, age 92, of Galatia, passed away at 8:30 AM, Monday, June 20, 2016 at Eldorado Healthcare and Rehab Center.
Ellen was born on Thursday, September 27, 1923 in Franklin County, Illinois to the late James E. and Dorothy (Serles) Fletcher. She married Floyd G. Trusty in West End, in November of 1941 and he preceded her in death on June 6, 1963. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church and she was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary of Du Quoin. She was a homemaker.
Ellen is survived by three children, son, James “Jim” Trusty and wife Eileen of Cullowhee, North Carolina; daughter, Marce Trusty-Easley and husband Lonnie of Galatia; son, Jack Trusty, Sr. and wife Carrie of Raleigh, Illinois; nine grandchildren: Allison, Kimberly, Jason, Jermy Jack Jr., Casey, Jamie, Scottie, and Derek, many great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren; and three brothers, J.R. Fletcher, Jack Fletcher, and Donald Fletcher.
Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, husband Floyd; one brother, Gussie Fletcher, and two sisters, Hazel Dearing, and Edna Fann.
Funeral services for Ellen E. (Fletcher) Trusty will be held at 3 PM, Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Kevin Peyton will officiate and burial will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery at Thompsonville. Visitation will be held from 1 PM to 3 PM, Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
1924 – 2016
Roberta “Jeanne” Beauchamp, 91, died peacefully at Carrier Mills Nursing Center on Thursday, June 9, 2016. She was born August 21, 1924 at her grandparents’ home in Bluffs, IL and grew up on a farm near Meredosia, IL. She was the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth (Ray) Beauchamp.
She graduated from Meredosia High School and Brown Business College before moving to Chicago. She married Horst Backer in 1946 and they had one daughter, Chali Jeanne.
She is survived by her daughter & son-in-law, Chali & Robert Lane of Harrisburg, grandson Tom (Kim) Lane of Chesterfield, VA, granddaughter Mischa (Brian) Heinz of Dunlap, IL, great-grandchildren Lizzy & Emily Lane, Meila, Cora & Tommy Heinz, sister-in-law Mary Beauchamp of Meredosia, two nephews and five nieces. Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Marvin and Duane Beauchamp.
As per her wishes, Jeanne’s body has been cremated and the ashes will be distributed at a later date. A Memorial Service will be held at Harrisburg First United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m., preceded by a Visitation from 1:00-2:00 at the church. Pastor Christine Cunningham will officiate. Memorials may be directed to the Building Fund at Jeanne’s church: Harrisburg First United Methodist Church, 122 West Poplar Street, Harrisburg IL 62946.
Edith Jo McDaniel
1927 – 2016
Edith Jo McDaniel, age 88, of Harrisburg, went to be with her Savior at 5:30 AM, Saturday, June 11, 2016 after a brief illness.
She leaves behind a loving daughter: Josie Lee (Nick) Brooks; two grandsons: Scott Brooks of Carmi and Bryan (Pam) Brooks of Crab Orchard; she had two great grandchildren, Amanda Jo of Harrisburg and Marcus who preceded her in death.
She was born in Tuckerman, Arkansas in 1927, the 5th child of William Franklin Creek and Maude Charlotte Lewey. They preceded her in death as did her brothers, Frankie Lee and Gerald Lewey and her sisters Dixie El Rae and Sarah O’Letha.
Jo, as her many friends called her, spent the last few years of an interesting life of traveling at Brookstone Assisted Living. She was loved by all. She had a beautiful voice and sang for the church group on Thursday evenings. She traveled the US in her younger years and lived for a time in Arizona with her daughter and family before coming to live in Harrisburg.
Most of her younger life she lived in Paris, IL where she was a homemaker. She was an avid bowler, loved to fish and read books by the hundreds! She loved her family and telling stories of escapades of her childhood. She will be missed by her family so much.
Graveside services were held at 2 PM, Monday, June 13, 2016 at Lindale Cemetery in Eldorado. Rev. Joe Poirot officiated. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Oblong Christian Children’s Home in Oblong, IL in her memory. Their address is 4094 E. 1050th St. Oblong, IL 62449.
Reed Funeral Chapel / 503 East Sloan Street / Harrisburg, Illinois 62946