Obituary: Madeline Cawley, 89, Eureka

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

EUREKA — Madeline June (Fehr) Cawley, 89, of Eureka, died at 11:10 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2013, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria after a brief illness.

Born June 14, 1924, in Eureka to Leonard and Sally (Ifft) Fehr, she married Dallas "Cy" Cawley on July 20, 1945.

Surviving are nine children, Constance (Roland) Lundby of Denver, Colo., Thomas (Kathy) Cawley of Joliet, Georgia (Joe Barry) Cawley of Long Grove, Janet (David Stern) Cawley of Rose, N.Y., Lynn (Joe) McMenamin of Springfield, Jeffrey Cawley of Rose, N.Y., Carol (Bob) Bally of Eureka, Mitchell (Sherry) Cawley of Birmingham, Ala., and Bradley (Troy) Cawley-Hamm of Chicago; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; her brother, Gene (Marge) Fehr of Eureka; and sisters, Eunice (David) Beutel and Carol (Alvin) Beutel, both of Tremont.

She was preceded in death by Dallas; four sisters and one brother.

She graduated from Roanoke High School and Brown Business College in Peoria.

She was a secretary and bookkeeper and helped operate Cy's Superette with her husband.

She was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

She was also a member of the Eureka Apostolic Christian Church, Home Extension and Sewing Club.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Eureka Apostolic Christian Church. Church Ministers will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka and also from 9-9:45 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Olio Township Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eureka Apostolic Christian Home or VA Illiana Health Care System (Veterans Home), 1900 E. Main St., Danville, IL 61832.

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