Jessie J. Neeley

Born: Fri., Dec. 19, 1919
Died: Fri., Jan. 21, 2011

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Mrs. Jessie J. Neeley, age 91, of Claremont, Illinois, died Friday January 21, 2011 at 5:00 am at Burgin Manor, Olney, Illinois.

She was born December 19, 1919 in Ste. Marie Township, Jasper County, Illinois, the daughter of Charles B. "Bert" and Minnie (Lough) Brownfield. On July 15, 1942 she married Norman D. Neeley and he survives. Jessie was a homemaker and a farm wife. She graduated from Oblong High School, class of 1937. Her hobbies included, canning, sewing, gardening and crocheting. She was also a member of the Seed Chapel United Methodist Church, Rural Oblong, Illinois.

Surviving are a son, Dean Neeley, Claremont, Illinois; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Aracely Neely, Houston, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Steve Gall, Birmingham, Alabama; grandson, Zachary and Brennan Neeley, Houston, Texas. Other survivors include two nephews, Berry Gowin, California and Jere Gowin, Ghana, Africa. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Joy Gowin.

Visitation will be Tuesday January 25, 2011 from noon until 1:00 pm at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois, with the funeral service at 1:00 pm. Rev. Howard Bell will be officiating and burial will follow services in the Berlin Cemetery, rural Oblong, Illinois. Memorial may be made to the Richland County Meals on Wheels with envelopes available at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be sent to

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