Chenoa - Christine E. Folkers, 89 of rural Chenoa passed
away at 4:02
a.m. on December 7, 2013 at her residence, surrounded by her
was born June 10, 1924 in Pontiac a daughter of Adolph and Mayme
Ryerson. She married Kenneth Folkers on September 1, 1946 in
Pontiac. He died October 2, 2009.
Survivors include her 4 daughters; Constance (Charles)
Brook, Cynthia Baumgardner, Minonk, Eloise (Ralph) Foote, and
(Peter) Roth both of Bloomington; 13 grandchildren: Kevin
Webber, Stephanie (Steve) Heerdt, Margaret Anderson, Katherine
Christine (Thomas) Johnson, Jill (Timothy) Bark, Daniel Foote,
(Ashlie) Foote, Anna Roth, Amanda (Jonathan) Zietlow, Lucille
Loucks, Michael and Jacob Roth; 11 great grandchildren: Liliana
Isabella Webber, Ethan Heerdt, Elliot Anderson, Abigail, Wesley
Emmaline Johnson, Willow Bark, Ashley Roth, Syler Zietlow and
She was preceded in death by her husband, 2 sisters and 3
Christine was a member of Salem Church, Gridley, Gideons
Meadows Mennonite Home Board of Directors, and Light and Life Home
Studies for prisoners.
Funeral services will be Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
Salem Church, Gridley. Rev. Stuart Rex will officiate. Visitation
on Friday from 4 to 8 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, El Paso
for one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church. Burial
in Waldo Twp. Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Salem Church, 4925E
Gridley, IL 61744, Gideons International, 907 Debra Ln. Pontiac IL
or Advocate BroMenn Hospice, 1304 Franklin Ave., Normal, IL
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