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  • Julia Peeler
    Julia Peeler, 94, of Dongola, passed away at 4:35 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2017 at Integrity Healthcare of Anna.


    She was born on May 21, 1922 in Herrin, the daughter of Rev. Samuel F. Reeves and Kathryn R. (Denton) Reeves. She married Hugh Peeler on October 5, 1940 and he preceded her in death on December 26, 1977.

    Julia retired from the Illinois Secretary of State Driver’s License Bureau in Anna. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dongola.

    She is survived by her daughter, Carroll “Cookie” (Michael) Williams of Dongola; grandsons, Chris Williams, Perry Williams, John Williams, Michael Peeler, Corey Peeler and Brian Peeler; 14 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many other relatives.

    Julia is preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Michael Hugh Peeler in 1983; brothers, Thomas and Wayne Reeves.

    Funeral Services were Monday, February 27, 2017 at Crain Funeral Home in Dongola with Rev. Paul Sadler officiating. Interment followed at American Legion Cemetery.

    Memorials to the American Legion Cemetery or First Baptist Church of Dongola will be accepted at the funeral home.

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