Evelyn B. ‘Peggy’ Rodgers, 89, of Monticello, passed away at 4:40 p.m., January 22, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur.


Evelyn was born on August 5, 1926 in Hume, IL the daughter of William Cleveland and Iva (Ervin) Decker. She married James E. Rodgers on March 22, 1946 in Mount Carmel, IL. He passed away on February 8, 1985.


Evelyn is survived by her daughters, Barbara Rodgers of DeLand, Carol Ford of Urbana, and Susan Blacker of White Heath; 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren; brother, Bill Decker of Lehigh, FL; sister, Annabell Vaughn of Albany, IL; best friend and partner in crime Betty Karnes and special friend Barb Warnes. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 brothers and 4 sisters.


Evelyn was a homemaker, cook, and waitress. She was a member of the Nazarene Church and she enjoyed cooking, baking, and flowers.


A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello with Pastor Carlos Lonberger officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Interment will be held in Monticello Township Cemetery.


Memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Nazarene Church.


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