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Viola Alice Murphy

January 24, 1920 — February 28, 2016

Viola Alice (Arkebauer) McCallum-Murphy, 96, passed away on February 28, 2016 at 11:45 a.m. at Nokomis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Nokomis, IL. Viola was the oldest daughter of the late Edward G.H. Arkebauer and the late Mary Sina (Moos) formerly of Nokomis, Illinois. She was born January 24, 1920 in Ricks Township, Christian County, Illinois.

Siblings are Thelma (Arkebauer) Anderson (Late husband Alvin E.) of Auburn, Illinois and Late Loren E. Arkebauer (Wife Norvella) of Taylorville, Illinois.

Viola married the late Gerald Lamar McCallum in 1938 at the Lutheran Church Parsonage in Hillsboro, Illinois. Gerald passed away in April of 1965. Later in life, she married the late David J. Murphy from Irvington, Illinois. David Died in 2009.

Viola has two sons, the late Jerry Lee McCallum (Wife Darlene) of RR Morrisonville, Illinois and William Joseph McCallum (Wife Mary) of Greenville, North Carolina. She has six grandchildren Gregory E. McCallum (Wife Susen) of RR Morrisonville, Gayla Lea Brookshire (Husband James) of Nokomis, Kathy Sue McCallum of Lakeland, Florida, Barry Joe McCallum (Wife Lorie) of Winterville, NC, Kelli Lynne (McCallum) Masilun (husband Jeffrey) of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Jody Lynn McCallum of Greenville, North Carolina. She also has nine Great Grandchildren and three Great Great Grandchildren, as well as, ten nieces and nephews and numerous grand nephews and nieces.

Viola worked at the Hillsboro ASCS office for many years before working for and retiring from the Nokomis First National Bank. She resided in the Montgomery County, area for the bulk of her life except for her childhood years and a few retired years in Christian County.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis, IL. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at Sutton Funeral Home, Nokomis, IL with Pastor Ric Miles officiating.

Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Nokomis 220 S. Cedar St. Nokomis, IL 62075

Arrangements by Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis.

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