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Obituaries

Eloise Currier

SHEFFIELD — Eloise I. Currier, 93, of Sheffield died at 12:48 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at the Kewanee Care Home.

She was born Nov. 6, 1925, in Neponset Township, the daughter of George W. and Ethel (Adams) Harvey. She married William J.“Bill” Currier on Dec. 6, 1946, in Kewanee. He preceded her in death on Jan. 25, 1989.

Eloise graduated from Neponset High School in 1943. Following high school, she had worked at Boss Manufacturing, Walworth and had also worked at G.E. in Morrison, Super 8 Motel in Kewanee for 13 years, the Henry County Senior Citizens Center, and as a teller and file clerk at Peoples National Bank for 29 years until her retirement.

She was affiliated with the Church of Peace in rural Kewanee. She enjoyed collecting dolls, traveling, watching football, playing cards, taking pictures, shopping at Goodwill and the Salvation Army, writing poems, riding on combines picking corn, riding ATV’s, embroidering and crocheting. She also enjoyed visiting with friends and eating at McDonalds. Most of all, Eloise enjoyed family gatherings at reunions, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas, and just being with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her three sons, Ronald (Pamela) Currier and William “Bill” (Rita) Currier, both of Neponset, and Stephen (Iris) Currier of Sheffield; two sisters, Anna Mae Sapp of Kewanee and Verna (Anthony) Codo of Youngsville, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Chadd (Liane) Currier of Olathe, Kan., Heather (Rob) Currier-Cullinan of Tampa, Fla., Kristen (Curtis) Balfour of Neponset, David Currier of Annawan, Keri (Andrew) Benning of Morton, Matthew Currier of Sheffield and Jennifer (Daniel) Bartolazzi of Springfield; seven great-grandchildren, Hillary and Ava Currier, both of Olathe, Kan., Elizabeth, Nolan, Addison and Emily Bartolazzi, all of Springfield, and Abigail Balfour of Neponset; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother and sister-in-law, Warren and Ruth Harvey; a brother-in-law, Dan Sapp; and a great-granddaughter, Norah Benning.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee with her son, Bill Currier, officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in rural Annawan.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb, 14, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the Fairview United Methodist Church, Church of Peace or to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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