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Funeral Service

Sutton Memorial Home
Saturday February 7th, 2015

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Georgia Marie Elam

Georgia Marie Elam; 88; of Taylorville, IL passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 8:45 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. She was born October  13, 1926 in Taylorville, Il., daughter of Jacob Wm Emerson and Georgia Edith Reber. She married Chester A Elam on October 28, 1944 in Taylorville, Il. She was a homemaker until her children were raised.  She was employed at Franks Food Fair/County Market in Taylorville for 17 years and Taylorville School Dist. Cafeteria for 13 years as a baker.  Georgia loved to cook and everyone loved her cooking skills.  She especially was famous for her chicken noodles and homemade bread rolls. Georgia also enjoyed raising poultry so she could have a chicken or turkey ready at a moments notice. She loved her exotic lilies.

She is survived by her children; sons Steven (Wanda) Elam of Palmer, IL; Martin (Sheryl) Elam of Nokomis, IL, daughters; Bonnie (Preston) Leaderbrand of Spencer, IN, Vickie Dixon of Edinburg, IL, Ellen Elam (Dan Kuchen) of Taylorville; 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren; brother Tim Emerson of Moweaqua; sister Betty Summers of Dixon, IL, Lula Goins of Taylorville, IL; numerous nieces and nephew and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband Chester and ten siblings.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL with Pastor Philip Neumann officiating.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL. Burial will be at Fraley Cemetery in Taylorville.

Arrangements in care of Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL

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Years Ago, Chester and Georgia welcomed me in their hearts and home.
We shared laughs and happy moments.
They are both gone, but wonderful memories remain.

Florence Neczyporenko Nov 4 2016 12:00 AM

Vickie, I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. She worked at Frank's with my Mom and I can remember her well.

Jerry Ellis Feb 5 2015 12:00 AM

My mother worked with Georgia for many years at Franks.  Rest in peace sweet lady.  Rest in the arms of the Lord.

Holly Beard Feb 4 2015 12:00 AM

We were so sorry to read about the loss of your mother.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow!

Dave, Marylee & Blake Babbs Feb 4 2015 12:00 AM

Sympathy to the family of Georgia Elam.

Kathie Springgate Seibel Feb 4 2015 12:00 AM

No words can help with the pain you feel right now, take comfort in knowing that you made sure your mom felt the love you have for her and cherish all the memories you have of her making you feel the love she had for you all. I am so sorry for your loss..... You are all in my thoughts and prayers
                   Kris D.

Kris Dennison Feb 3 2015 12:00 AM

Such a sweet wonderful person. She will be missed so much. Our Deepest Sympathy to her family!

Carl & Elsie Reed Feb 3 2015 12:00 AM