Elaine Berry Haskell

Born: Wed., Jun. 1, 1921
Died: Fri., Mar. 25, 2011

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Mrs. Elaine Berry Haskell, age 89, of Oblong, Illinois, died Friday March 25, 2011 at 1:15 am at Cotillion Ridge Nursing Home, Robinson, Illinois. She was born June 1, 1921 in Newport News, Virginia, the daughter of Douglas Patrick and Myrtie (Fuqua) Berry. On September 4, 1943 she married George "Lin" Haskell and he preceded her in death on June 7, 2006. She was employed as a telephone operator/supervisor for Chevy Chase in Maryland; and a homemaker after moving to Oblong, Illinois. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church, Oblong, IL; founder of the Tuesday evening bible study group - presiding over the group for several years; BPW "Woman of the Year" award - 1958; Sunday School Teacher; long time member of the church choir and enjoyed cooking and reading.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joeann Haskell-Rushing and Doug Rushing, Lilburn, Georgia; one grandson, Steven Rushing, Lulburn, Georgia; brother and sister-in-law, Douglas P. and Isabella Berry, Berlin, Maryland; sister and brother-in-law, Emma Berry, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; sister-in-law, Norma and Jim Williams, Terre Haute, Indiana and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband and one sister, Ruth Vreeland.

Visitation will be Sunday March 27, 2011 at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm. There will be no funeral service. A private family burial is planned in the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, Illinois. Memorial donations may be made to the Central United Methodist Church, Oblong, Illinois, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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