Thursday, July 16, 2015

Obit of Mildred Pauline (Brantley) Edwards

CHATSWORTH — Mildred Pauline Edwards, 88, of Pontiac, formerly of Chatsworth, died at 7:19 p.m. Tuesday (July 14, 2015) at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Cremation rites will be accorded. Her memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Chatsworth United Methodist Church with Joan Haren officiating. A visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service Sunday at the church. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Chatsworth, is handling the arrangements. Memorials in Pauline’s name may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Pauline was born on June 15, 1927, in Cullom, a daughter of Oliver Austin and Maggie Margaret Lee McNeely Brantley. She married Allen Chester Edwards on Nov. 18, 1953, in Chatsworth. He preceded her in death on Nov. 30, 1987. Survivors include one daughter, Vicki (Rick) Allen, Cullom; one son, Allen C. (Tina) Edwards, Branson, Mo.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; one sister, Bonnie Newton, Riverside, Calif.; one brother, Douglas Brantley, Kempton; one sister-in-law, June Edwards, Pontiac. Pauline was preceded in death by one daughter, Paula Sue; one sister; and two brothers. Pauline helped her husband on the family farm and was a waitress at Hick's Plaza Restaurant in Gilman. She also worked at Reiger Coil Factory. Pauline was a member of the Chatsworth United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women of the church and involved for several years with Charlotte Home Extension. This obituary may be viewed and guestbook signed at See photo here.

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