BELLFLOWER - Aleatha F. Cary, 90, Peoria, formerly of Bellflower, passed away at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 1, 2006) at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
She was born on May 18, 1915, in Ferris, the daughter of Charles and Mae Taylor Fairchild. She married Glenn Cary on Nov. 26, 1937. He preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 1993.
Aleatha and her husband worked in farming until their retirement. She was a member of Bellflower United Methodist Church in Bellflower.
She is survived by a daughter, N. Jane (Rodgers) Loos, Peoria; nine grandchildren and their spouses; 14 great-grandchildren and their spouses; one great-great-granddaughter; a brother, Robert (Lola) Fairchild, Bellflower; a half sister, Joy (Jack) Stephens, Monmouth; and several nieces and nephews.
Aleatha was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson, two brothers and a half brother.
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Peoria, with the Rev. Ron Miller officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at church. Interment will be Mount Hope Cemetery in Foosland, with a graveside service there at 1 p.m. today, with the Rev. Gary Fairchild officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to The Baby Fold in Normal. Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home, Peoria, is in charge of arrangements.