Louise M. Neal
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Louise M. Neal, 91, the last of 12 children, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at St. John's Hospital.
Louise was born June 12, 1922, in Newmansville, the daughter of Edward and Alta Norris McCarty. She married Harry Neal in 1948 in Springfield; he preceded her in death on Nov. 30, 1984.
Her main job was to take care of her family but she also cleaned houses for over 60 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Lloyd Neal and Billy Dean Dodd; and 11 siblings.
She is survived by four daughters: Jean (George) Young of Springfield, Pat (Archie) Harmon of Dawson, Mary Stefancic of Chatham and Betty Cleeton of Springfield; four sons: Bill (Linda) Neal of Riverton, Merle, Charles (Marlene) and Lynn (Sharon) Neal all of Springfield; daughter-in-law, Irene Neal of Springfield; 25 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014, until the time of the funeral services at noon at the Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home, the Rev. Vaughn Beeman officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to: St. John's Hospital Hospice Program.
Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home, 530 N. 5th St., Springfield, IL 62702 is in charge of arrangements. Visit our online obituary at www.ellingerkunzfuneralhome.com.