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Velma Speagle

Feb 1st, 1948 - Mar 3rd, 2018

A family memorial gathering is planned for the spring. No services will be held at this time.


     Velma Speagle, age 70, of Olney, Illinois, and formerly of Clay County, passed away Saturday morning, March 3, 2018, at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney.

     She was born February 1, 1948, in Clay County, the daughter of Jesse and Hazel L. (O’Brien) Miller. She was married to Ernest Michael Speagle Sr. for over 44 years.

     Velma was a nurse’s aide and was employed at several healthcare facilities in Flora. She enjoyed the outdoors and going camping and fishing, picking blackberries, and also watching westerns and John Wayne movies. Her grandkids were very special to her and she loved seeing them. Velma attended Xenia Community Church in the past.

     She is survived by 7 children: Randy Miller (Sharon) of Dallas, Georgia, Martha Dulaney (Jim) of Leoma, Tennessee, Robert Berning (Corrina) of Xenia, Ernest Michael Speagle Jr. of Xenia, Gracie Speagle (Jon Majors) of Mt. Carmel, James Speagle of Xenia, and Ronald Speagle (Krystal) of Xenia; 13 grandchildren: Stephanie Harmon, Navin Harmon, Kristen Dulaney, Cheyenne Speagle, Amelia Speagle, Kya Speagle, Tucker Speagle, Clayton Speagle, Jesse Speagle, Sherra Miller, Shanda Elliott, Melissa Nicholas, and Trenton Janney; a number of great-grandchildren; 2 sisters: Faye Hatcher of Cisne and Lois Eastin of Flora; 1 brother: Bill Miller of LaClede; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son: Jesse Berning; 2 sisters: Kay Regino and Sue Tillman; and 2 grandchildren: Leo and Layla Speagle.

     A family memorial gathering is planned for the spring. No services will be held at this time. Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora assisted the family with arrangements. To share a memory or condolence with the family, visit


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Carla Huskey

March 5th

My deepest condolences to her children and grandchildren. I love you guys wish we could be there with y'all in this difficult time. I love you all .......😢💔

Athena Hahn

March 5th

So sorry for loss

Jacquie Griffith Cooper

March 4th

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kim Payne

March 4th

Sorry for your loss. I worked with Velma she was a wonderful CNA who truly cared about her residents. May she RIP.

Crystal stine

March 4th

I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad I had the privilege of taking care of Velma, she was a wonderful woman. Fly high sweet angel love and miss you miss velma.

Charlie and Patty Peters

March 5th

So sorry for your loss.

Ron speagle

March 5th

So sorry you will be missed many

Michelle Oliver

March 5th

Velma will be missed by all. She was a great CNA and wonderful friend.

Linda Mix

March 5th

So very sorry for your loss. Velma was very good to my mother during the time she spent as a patient at the Pavillion. She went above and beyond her normal duty to make certain her patients were well cared for. She deserves a special crown in Heaven.

MaryKay Branch and Family

March 5th


Janet Miller

March 5th

Will be greatly missed at Helia Healthcare. Velma was a very sweet person.

Nancy Seals

March 8th

I am so sorry for your loss! May you find comfort in our Fathers arms in this time of grief.



Jacquie Griffith Cooper
Kim Payne
Steve Norma Cory anderson
Jane Janes
Tina Stanley
Larry and Sue Kramer
Shawn Dulaney
Melinda Helms & family
Mary Anne Pittman
Dwight & Betty Edgington
Toby and patty bullard
Crystal stine
Mandy Easton
Dan Rogers
Sheldon & June Smith
Athena Hahn
Jodi Schnepper
Rick & Becky Payne
Charlie and Patty Peters
Jim and Ardeth Freeman
Ron speagle
George & Tracy (Shipley) Thompson
Carla Huskey
Bob and Tammy Boose
Jami Gibbons
Linda Mix
MaryKay and Katherine
Tina Curtis
Robert and Carol
lucy eckelberry & will landreth
Troy&Kim Welty and family
Lela Hickey
Diana & Greg Rutland
The Residents & Staff at Flora Gardens Care Center
Debra Edgington Slover and family
Cecelia Cardascio
Paula Jones Rahn
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Susan and the late Henry O'Brien
Shirley Johnson and family


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