Arlene Grue, 74, of Quincy, died Friday (May 23, 2014) in her residence. She was born in Lebanon, Ind., on July 24, 1939, a daughter of Bill and Enid Poynter Rodgers, both deceased. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 1957. She married Bob Hackett on Dec. 1, 1957, in Lebanon. They farmed together for nearly 30 years until Bob's passing on Aug. 16, 1986. Arlene was the devoted mother of four children and loving "Mamaw" to 10 grandchildren: Jeff (Kim; Kate and Tom) Hackett of Oldsmar, Fla., Joyce (Ron; Mitchell, Mackenzi, Mason and Micah) Fairley of Quincy, Jay (Sherrie; Abby and Emily) Hackett of Lebanon and Brenda (Bryan and Avery of Columbia, Mo.) Hackett of Corpus Christi, Texas. Also surviving are two sisters, Linda Barry of Kissimmee, Fla., and Ellen (John) Reinke of Lebanon. Arlene married John G. Grue on April 8, 1989, in Palmyra, Mo. He died Aug. 3, 2010. Arlene worked as a radiology technician and nurse's aide. She enjoyed traveling, fishing, swimming, crafts, playing cards, croquet and spending time with her grandchildren. Arlene was a member of Madison Park Christian Church in Quincy and lived as an example of God's love. Her sweet smile will be missed. SERVICES: Noon Thursday, May 29, in the Strawmyer and Drury Funeral Home, Lebanon. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lebanon. VISITATION: 10 a.m. until time of services Thursday in the funeral home. MEMORIALS: Blessing Home Health Care c/o Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home, 1435 State St., or perennials may be sent to the family for a garden in Arlene's memory. ARRANGEMENTS: Local arrangements by Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.
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Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home
1435 State Street Quincy, IL 62301
Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from May 25 to May 27, 2014