Jessie Ruth Stogdell, 86, of
Chestnut died Monday (July 19, 2004) at 12:52 a.m. at Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7
p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m.
Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Chestnut, with the
Rev. Carol Andricks officiating.
Burial will be in Laenna
Mrs. Stogdell taught at
elementary schools in Chestnut, Latham and Mount Pulaski before she
She was born Nov. 20, 1917, at
Chestnut to Ezra Clark and Ruth Eliza Williams Myrick. She married
Fred J. Stogdell in Chestnut on Dec. 25, 1941. He died April 5,
She is survived by three
daughters, Judi (and William "Pudge") Koehler of Lincoln, Ruth (and
Donald) Plackner of Benson, Minn., and Janet (and John) Johnson of
Decatur; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one
She was also preceded in death
by three brothers, one sister and three grandchildren. She was the
last of her immediate family.
She was a member of Chestnut
United Methodist Church and the Methodist Woman's Club, Logan County
Genealogical Society, Chestnut Happy Homemakers, Alpha Delta Kappa
Mu, and the Ding-A-Lings Kitchen Band.
She did volunteer work at
Vonderlieth Living Center and for Meals on Wheels. She had been an
EMT-A and CPR instructor.
Memorials may be made to the Chestnut United Methodist Church or the
Jessica Lynn Gee Special Needs Fund.
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