MORTON - Thelma L. Schmallenberger, 97, of Morton passed away at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.
She was born July 21, 1917, in Morton to Benjamin F. and Lena (May) Schmallenberger.
Surviving are four nieces, Jackie Petersen, Rita (Steve) Litwiller and Ronda (Keith) Mooberry, all of Morton, and Carol (Jan) McCabe of Boulder, Colo.; one nephew, Lester (Elaine) Sutter of Morton; five great-nephews; seven great-nieces; and 25 great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by four sisters.
Thelma worked in clerical at Travelers Insurance in Peoria for 39 1/2 years, retiring in 1983.
She was a member of Grace Church in Morton, where she was a member of the choir for 20 years.
The family would like to thank the staff of Apostolic Christian Restmor for their care of Thelma during her years at the facility.
A private family service will be held. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in the Groveland Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Grace Church, 1325 E. Jefferson St., P.O. Box 444, Morton, IL 61550.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.knappjohnson.com.