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Funeral Service

First United Methodist Church of Taylorville
Friday October 5th, 2018

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Natalie H. Upchurch

Natalie H. Upchurch, 87 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 11:12 a.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, IL. She was born on February 25, 1931 in Taylorville, IL the Daughter of Homer and Helen (Hunter) Martin. She married George Upchurch on July 3, 1952 in Taylorville, IL and he preceded her in death on April 20, 2014. Natalie worked as a Catalog manager at JC Penny’s.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville, IL, United Methodist Women and Order of the Eastern Star. She was the past president of the VFW Post #4495 Ladies Auxiliary, and one of the first South School PTA Co-Presidents. Natalie also loved going to lunch and playing cards with her friends. Natalie’s wishes were for everyone to take a friend to lunch in her honor instead of sending her flowers.

 She is survived by her Daughter: Jane Hunsche of Taylorville, IL; Sons: Michael Upchurch of Taylorville, IL and Jim (Bonnie) Upchurch of New Iberia, LA; Eleven Grandchildren; Thirteen Great-Grandchildren; One Great-Great Granddaughter; Son-in-Law: Nelson Gulso of Kincaid, IL; Brother-in-Law: Charles Drake of Naples, FL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Daughter: Julie Gulso, Mother and Father-in-Law: Paul and Edna Upchurch, Sisters: Marcia Wham, Patricia Hart and LouCinda Drake.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville. Memorial service will follow the visitation starting at 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville. Inurnment will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

Memorials may be made to The First United Methodist Church 200 S. Walnut St. Taylorville, IL 62568.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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We were so surprised and shock to read of Natalie's death. It is so difficult to lose friends that we have known for so many years. It was always a treat to meet she and George and have a visit. We cherish the memories that we have made with your mother and father. Her family is in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

Al and Rossie Showalter Oct 9 2018 12:00 AM

Jane, Prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult times. May your happy memories sustain you now and in the months to come.

Retha McAley Oct 8 2018 12:00 AM

Thought the world of your mom. Always had a smile for me when I'd see her at church. Sympathy to all of you as your remember her.

Rita Altman Oct 6 2018 12:00 AM

From Chuck Jr. and on behalf of Chuck Sr here in Naples, our sincere condolences on your personal loss. We, too, have lost a beloved relative. For my part, I remember many overnights at Aunt Natalie's house while growing up in Taylorville. Those will remain cherish memories for me.

Chuck Drake Oct 5 2018 12:00 AM

To Natalies Family. So sorry to hear of her passing. She was a special lady. She always supported the VFW. She would buy Lenton Fish Dinners, and take a chance on a raffle.
She will be missed by all her VFW friends

Fred and Donna Campogni Oct 5 2018 12:00 AM

Mike, Jim, Jane- so sorry to hear of your moms passing, I have many great memories of her
At the old neighborhood

Terry Sutton Oct 4 2018 12:00 AM

Mike,Jim,Jane, so sorry to hear about your mom. She was like a second mother to Terry and I while we were growing up. My condolences go out to each one of you.

Jerry Sutton Oct 4 2018 12:00 AM

Joe and I send our prayers to you and your family during this time of grief. Wishing I could attend the services to give you a hug. Barb

Barb Waymire Oct 4 2018 12:00 AM

Im so sorry for your loss I thought alot of nathalie
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Charlotte r Slone Oct 4 2018 12:00 AM

Jane, I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

Lisa Hayes, C.E.F.S. Oct 4 2018 12:00 AM