Mable Elizabeth Reum, 102 of Carlock died at 12:45 AM on Friday January 1, 2016 at McLean County Nursing Home in Normal.
There will be a funeral service for Mable at Zion Lutheran Church in Danvers on Thursday January 7, 2016 at 10 AM. Reverend Frank Zimmerman will officiate. There will be a visitation Wednesday January 6, 2016 at Otto-Argo-Calvert Funeral Home in Carlock from 4-6 PM. Interment will take place in Park Lawn Cemetery in Danvers.
Mable was born June 4, 1913 in Carlock to William and Emma Stappenbeck Alwes. She married Arthur Reum on May 28, 1939 in Danvers. He preceded her in death on May 6, 1996 in Carlock. She was also preceded in death by her two brothers, Earl, and Melvin “Pete” and three sisters Hilda Augspurger, Pauline Meseke, and Evelyn Fairbanks.
She is survived by her daughter Joyce (Windell) Kessinger of Bloomington and her son Ronald (Sharon) Reum of Bourbonnais, IL and well as 8 grandchildren, Terri Myers of Normal, Steve (Deb) Schippert of Carlock, Karen (Michael) Pflederer of Tremont, Joe (Christine) Schippert of Knoxville, TN, John (Kimberly) Schippert of Normal, Bart (Georgia) Reum of Yorkville, Brett (Erin) Reum of Bourbonnais, and Bryson (Becky) Reum of North Riverside, IL, nineteen great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Mable was born and raised on the family farm in Carlock and graduated from Carlock High School. In 1957 she returned back home to farm with her husband Arthur. She spent eleven years at State Farm Insurance doing clerical work, retiring in 1965. She was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church in Danvers and was a part of the Church Ladies Aid. As long as she was able, Mable was an avid gardener and canner of fruits and vegetables, as well as a wonderful cook and homemaker. She was also an excellent quilter.
Memorial contributions may be made to Carlock Fire Department or to Zion Lutheran Church.