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Edra Tackitt

Sep 17th, 1933 - Jan 1st, 2019

Funeral:  2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Visitation:  5 until 7 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Interment:  Elmwood Cemetery


     Edra M. Tackitt, age 85, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana.

     She was born September 17, 1933, in Wayne County, the daughter of Estes and Mary (Block) Laughlin.  Edra was united in marriage to Herbert A. Tackitt in Wayne County on April 25, 1954.  They shared 52 years of marriage prior to his death May 29, 2006.

     Edra worked at the Brown Shoe Factory, Sparton Manufacturing, and later retired after working as a clerk for the Cumberland Trail Library System.  Edra and Herb were active members of the Nazarene Church in Flora for many years.  She was a past member of the D.A.R. and the Clay County Genealogical Society and enjoyed music, reading, and puzzles.

     She is survived by a son: Gary A. Tackitt of Mt. Vernon; 2 grandsons: Daniell (Kelly) Tackitt and Shayne (Megan) Tackitt; 6 great-grandchildren: Addison, Tristen, Tyler, Zeke, Calen, and Emerlee; a sister: Nadine Simmons of Cisne; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

     A funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Flora.  Visitation will be Friday evening from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to Flora Church of the Nazarene and will be accepted through the funeral home.


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Nancy Gibbs mills

January 3rd

So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Prayers for comfort.

Sandy Smith

January 3rd

Have many fond memories of Edra. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Cheryl Moore

January 3rd

Edra was such a wonderful lady. She was a good friend. She was always smiling & looking on the bright side of everything. She loved the Lord and is now in His presence, along with Herb, rejoicing and praising God! Praying for her family and friends. May you find comfort in the love of God

Jean Guerrettaz

January 3rd

I am so sorry to hear of Edra's passing. I always enjoyed visiting with Edra and thought the world of her and also Herb. Gary, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Velma Combs Price

January 3rd

Class of 1952

Jeannine Williams

January 3rd

So sorry for your loss, Gary and family. What a sweet, sweet lady. The love of God shone on her face. The Angel's are singing.

LaVaughn and Bill Maytum

January 3rd

She was my aunt and friend. Her passing hurts but know she was ready to meet her Maker. She was a kind and gracious lady and is now a beautiful Angel. Sadly, Bill & LaVaughn Maytum

Peggy meyer

January 3rd

So sorry to hear. Edra and Herb were our youth leaders when I was a kid going to church. Had a lot of good times in their home


January 3rd

I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. One encouraging thought you might find comforting is found at John 5:28, 29. “The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” God gives us this beautiful hope that he will soon resurrect our dead loved ones and we can see them again on a paradise earth! I hope this promise brings you comfort as it does me.

Pam Pourchot Matthies

January 3rd

So sorry to hear about Edra's passing. I so remember her from when I was a child. I went to church with she and Herb on many occasions. She was always such a kind and caring person. Praying for you Gary.

Kristy (Woomer) Kramer

January 3rd

Edra was a true angel. She is enjoying great peace I am most certain! Condolences to the family!

Steve & Cindy Valbert

January 3rd

Sorry for your loss, Gary and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Barbara Collins

January 4th

So sorry to hear of Edra's passing! Such a sweet lady.

Kathy young

January 4th

Edra always had such a sweet spirit about her and that beautiful smile. She will be greatly missed.

Mike & Judi Field

January 4th

We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for your family.

Frank Cunningham

January 4th

Sorry to hear of Edra's passing...she and her family are lifelong friends...condolences to the family

Cheri Laughlin Wildbur

January 4th

So sorry to hear of Edra's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mike and Sharon Gray

January 5th

Edra was a beautiful lady, have known her for many years. Her husband gave baton lessons to some of us girls at Johnsonville School in 1957. Edra's dad was my school teacher for 4 years of grade school. Payers for the family, she will be missed by many. Blessings.

Merele & Judy Shurtz

January 5th

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

Sherry Kuhlig

January 8th

I am sorry to hear of Edra's passing. I worked with Edra at Cumberland Trail Library. She was always cheerful and I enjoyed our "breaks" together. May God give you all comfort.



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