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Alice J. Felkner

Alice J. Felkner, 93, of Newman died at 12:36 a.m. on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at Arbor Rose of Tolono.

Jean was born April 2, 1928 in Scotland, IL the daughter of Ora and Sarah Ella Miller.  She was a wife and homemaker.  She enjoyed camping, baking, embroidering, and visiting with her neighbors.  She was an avid Cubs fan.  She married Ben Felkner on October 13, 1946; he preceded her in death on June 9, 2002.

Surviving are her son, Tom (Karen) Felkner of Villa Grove; daughters, Carolyn (Rich) Casteel of Mahomet, Joyce (Lane) Blair of Newman, and Sue (Brian) Blair of Pesotum; brothers, Herb (Vernon) Miller of Broadlands, and Earl Miller of Puyallup, Washington; ten grandchildren, Amy (Mark) Manning, Annette (Shawn) Ray, Kim (Wayne) Nelson, Chad Gordon, Jason (Chrissy) Casteel, Connie (Blake) Mowery, Michael (Jenn) Blair, Amanda (Fred) Albers, Sarah McCormick, and Bradley Blair; and 12 great-grandchildren, Nicholas Manning, Haley Manning, Ben Nelson, Andrew Nelson, Jordan Casteel, Cassidy Casteel, Dylan Blair, Rylie Blair, Ella McCormick, Sarah McCormick, Abbi McCormick, and Maggie Jo Mowery.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five brothers, and two sisters.

A graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m. on April 9, 2021 at the Tuscola Township Cemetery with Pastor Tim Ferrill officiating. Masks were be required.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Arbor Rose of Tolono, Newman Regional Library, or an organization of the donor’s choice.

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