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Marian E. CHALCRAFT Obituary

Marian Elizabeth Chalcraft

NEW BERLIN - Marian Elizabeth Chalcraft, 83, of New Berlin formerly of Jacksonville and Woodson, passed away at 9:55 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Heritage Health in Jacksonville.

Marian was born September 9, 1929 in Morgan County, the daughter of Clarence E. and Hilda Cox Henry. She married Robert F. Chalcraft on November 5, 1949 in Jacksonville; he preceded her in death on December 24, 1980.

A 1947 graduate of Jacksonville High School, Marian graduated from Licensed Practical Nursing School in Jacksonville in 1966. She worked as a LPN for Modern Care Nursing Home in Jacksonville from 1966 until 1971 when she received her Administrator License. Marian then served as Administrator there until her retirement in 1993. Upon retirement, she enjoyed knitting, gardening, crafting, fishing and playing bingo. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Berlin, VFW Auxillary Post #1379 in Jacksonville and Women of Moose at the Moose Lodge in Jacksonville. She was known for being a high powered working mom, who interacted greatly with the public.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers; and two sisters.

She is survived by two sons, Steven (wife, Martha) Chalcraft of Prescott Valley, AZ and Michael Chalcraft of New Berlin; two daughters, Deborah (husband, Randy) Shafer of Algonquin and Roberta "Bobbie" Chalcraft of Springfield; siblings, Doris (husband, Archie) Rippito of Orlando, FL, Mildred (husband, Fenton) Foster and Robert (wife, Patty) Henry all of Jacksonville; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Family will receive friends from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at McCullough-Delaney & Butler Funeral Home, 714 E. Gibson St., New Berlin.

Funeral Ceremony: 10:00 a.m. on Monday October 29, 2012 at McCullough-Delaney & Butler Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin M. Laughery officiating. Burial will follow at St. Bartholomew Cemetery in Murrayville, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to: New Berlin Fire Department or New Berlin EMS, 206 West Illinois St., New Berlin, IL 62670.

Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.



Published in The State Journal-Register on Oct. 27, 2012
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