Roanoke- Fleta M. Styner, 81, of Roanoke, IL formerly of Morris,
IL passed away at 4:17 pm on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at OSF St.
Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.
She was born on June 3, 1932 in Carthage, MO a daughter of Ben
and Marie Gallup Hodson. She married Richard E. Styner on
December 30, 1947 in Bentonville, AR. He survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Michaleen (Marvin) Braker of
Roanoke, IL; one son, Richard J. Styner of Morris, IL; four
grandchildren, Kevin (Janice) Braker; Karel (Nate) Hoffman; Jeremy
(Ashley) Styner; Michelle (Mike) Murphy; and fifteen
She was preceded in death by her parents, step father Johney
Newlen, one son, John Merrit Styner, two brothers, and three
Fleta retired from Western Electric in Montgomery, IL in
She was a former member of Sweet Adelines International, Red Hat
Society, and the Peoria Park District Senior Tap Dancers. Fleta and
Richard enjoyed going to shows at Conklin's Dinner Theater with
their dinner group. She enjoyed spending time in her sewing room
everyday where she would make blankets, quilts and gifts for
others. An adventurous lady, she enjoyed traveling and doing
activities such as white water rafting and hiking.
Family and friends came first with Fleta. She especially
enjoyed spending time playing games with her family. She was
not only grandma to her grandchildren, but became "grandma" to
everyone she met.
Fleta was a member of the First Baptist Church of Minonk where
funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, July 25,
2013. Rev. Richard Olson will officiate. Visitation
will be held on Wednesday evening from 4-7 pm at the
Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke and from 9-9:45 am at
the church on Thursday. Burial will be in the Roanoke
Memorial contributions may be made to the Roanoke Ambulance.
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