Emma E. (Oest) Raguet, 101, passed away April 7, 2018, at Bickford of Peoria.
She was born Aug. 19, 1916, in Havana, Ill., to August William and Catherine Elizabeth Oest. Emma married Ellwood Wilson Raguet June 24, 1937, at the Havana Baptist Church parsonage. They had been married 46 years on June 24, 1983. Ellwood passed away Aug. 26, 1983.
Emma is survived by son Richard (Nancy) of Peoria and daughter (Susie) Sharon Baker (James) of Raleigh, NC; sisters Katherine Oest and Clarice Oest of Havana, Ill., granddaughters Rachel Baker of Washington, DC, Michelle (Mark) Lynch of Ireland, Melissa (Rob) Raguet-Schofield of Fort Collins, Colo.; and three great-grandchildren. Emma was also preceded in death by brothers, Wilber, Raymond, August (Gus), sisters Verniece Wallace and Pauline Hackman, and one great-grandchild Jackson Lynch.
Emma was employed by Lacon Woolen Mill for 30 years.
After living in Sparland for 59 years, Emma moved to Chillicothe, Ill. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Chillicothe. Services were at Lenz Memorial Home, Lacon, Ill., Friday, April 13. Burial was in Lacon Cemetery, Lacon.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, Chillicothe Ill.