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.