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Paula J. Neely

Paula J. Neely

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.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for equal distribution to their chosen organizations.

Funeral: The pubic is invited to join the family for a graveside memorial service that will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday October 3, 2020 at Marissa TWP. Cemetery in Marissa, IL with Rev. Don Wagner and Pastor Brett Palmer officiating.

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  1. Jean Macke says:

    Please accept my sincere condolences. Paula was an important member of our community and will be missed.

  2. Elaine Frisch says:

    I am so sorry for your loss you have my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  3. Bob Redpath says:

    Dear Marsha and Lori,
    My condolences to you and your families’ in the loss of your mother. Paula was a wonderful person and will be missed by all. The pain that you are experiencing now will be softened by the joy of your memories as time passes.

  4. Edwina Earl says:

    Marsha and Lori,
    So sorry for the passing of your mom. She was a special person. My thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of grieving.
    Edwina (Winnie) Hearell Earl

  5. Bob & Barbara Schneidewind says:

    Marsha and Lori
    We were so sorry to hear of you losing Paula.
    You girls had a very cool mother!
    We spent many days and hours trading recipes and solving life’s problems
    as we cut leather at the factory
    Paulas recipes sometime came from Grandma Blum and a little sugar and lots of
    butter was always must.
    May God Bless your broken hearts
    Love Bob & Barbara Schneidewind

  6. Cathy Light says:

    Dear Marsha and Lori, my deepest and heartfelt condolences to you, both. Prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time🙏

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