April 20

Evelyn Esther Stickelmaier, 98, died at 7:45 a.m. Sunday, April 20, 2008, at Heritage Manor .

Born April 30, 1909, in Peoria to William and Sarah Brecher Goetz, she married Leo J. Stickelmaier June 4, 1936, in Metamora. He preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, one brother, three sisters and one infant great-grandson.

Surviving are her children, William (Deborah) Stickelmaier of Shalamar, Fla., Allen (Susan) Stickelmaier of Chillicothe, Robert (Christine) Stickelmaier of Hopewell, Richard (Catheren) Stickelmaier of Springboro, Ohio, Ruth Ann Branaman of Urbana, Marilyn (Glenn) Rusk of Dunlap and Elizabeth (Kenneth) Fitzpatrick of Washington; 19 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Vera VanBoening of Oxnard, Calif., Marjorie Smith of Green Castle, Ind., and Wilma Dooley of East Peoria.

She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church.

A funeral mass is at 10:30 a.m. Friday at her church. Father Glenn H. Harris will officiate. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, with a scripture service at 7 p.m., at
Weber-Hurd Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Metamora.

Memorials may be made to her church or to Rescue 33.