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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 www.frankandbright.com.
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 .......😢💔
So sorry for loss
I'm so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sorry for your loss. I worked with Velma she was a wonderful CNA who truly cared about her residents. May she RIP.
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.
So sorry for your loss.
So sorry you will be missed many
Velma will be missed by all. She was a great CNA and wonderful friend.
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.
Will be greatly missed at Helia Healthcare. Velma was a very sweet person.
I am so sorry for your loss! May you find comfort in our Fathers arms in this time of grief.