Paula Jean Neely, nee Edgar, 73, of Marissa, IL, born June 1, 1946 in Belleville,IL passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at her home. Mrs. Neely was a homemaker but kept herself busy. She worked as a nurse’s aid at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL, she was a seamstress and also ran PJ Leathers our of her home in Marissa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Norman and Helen (Blum) Edgar and her beloved husband; Del Wayne Neely, whom she married on June 6, 1964 at Friedens United Church of Christ in Marissa, and who passed away on February 8, 2009.
Paula is survived by her 2 daughters; Marsha (Mark) Schulte of Smithton, IL and Lori (Cameron) Selman of Marissa, IL, 1 granddaughter; Miranda Kay Schulte, 1 brother; David (Pat) Edgar of Troy, IL, 3 sisters; Nancy (Lawrence) Hargis of Sparta, IL, Marilyn (Scott) Wine of Coulterville, IL and Sharon (Jeff) Litteken of New Athens, IL, 1 aunt; Lucille Schmierbach of Marissa,IL and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and many beloved cousins. She is also survived by her much loved granddogs; Molly and Millea.
A memorial service in Mrs. Neely’s honor is being planned at Frieden’s United Church of Christ in Marissa, IL to be held at later date.