Arlene Murray

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CHILLICOTHE - Arlene Murray, 88, of Chillicothe died on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Heritage Manor in Chillicothe.

Arlene was born in Sparland on Feb. 2, 1926, the daughter of John and Minnie R. (Jacobs) DeWalt. She married Howard Pringle in La Prairie in 1945.

Earlier in her life and while living in the Sparland area, Arlene worked as a telephone operator for the telephone company in Sparland and later worked as a secretary for the Hightex Brick Company in Sparland. Last, she owned and operated the Lariat Lounge and Tavern in Lacon for many years.

Arlene is survived by her son, Michael (Judy) Pringle of Sparland; a brother, Harold "Bud" (Rose) DeWalt of Sparland; and one grandson, David Pringle of Sparland.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; one son, John; one grandson, Shawn; and one sister, Marian.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Lacon-Sparland Ambulance Service, 921 5th St., Lacon, IL 61540.

To view Arlene's memorial website, visit

Funeral Home
Weber Hurd Funeral Home - CHILLICOTHE
1107 NO 4TH ST  Chillicothe, IL 61523
Funeral Home Details
Published in Peoria Journal Star from July 20 to July 21, 2014
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