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Bobbie J. Chase 83, of Argenta, IL passed away at 4:55 p.m., Saturday, August 10, 2013 in her residence.

A graveside service to celebrate Bobbie’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Dawson & Wikoff North Funeral Home, Decatur. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.dawson-wikoff.com.

Bobbie was born August 10, 1930, in Marietta, Mississippi the daughter of Ivy and Emma (Gann) Woodard. She married Oliver Wendell Chase on May 23, 1957. He preceded her in death on May 2, 1989. She worked as a nurse in hospitals in the Mississippi and St. Louis areas before coming to Illinois. She was affiliated with the Pleasant Valley Church of Christ. She had volunteered with Senior Meals Program in Argenta and had formerly served as a Den Mother in Cub Scouting. She also preformed Home Health Care in the Argenta area.

Surviving is her sons: John Chase of Argenta and Barry Chase of Kankakee, IL; brother Jimmy Woodard and his wife Hilda of Saltillo, Mississippi. Also surviving are six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and one brother. The family wishes to extend her special neighbors for all their care and compassion shown to Bobbie and the family during her illness.

Obituary written by family members.

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