Olive Ruth McNeff, age 83, a resident of the Good Samaritan Home in Quincy, Illinois and formerly of Mt. Sterling passed away at 6:35 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2019 at the nursing home.
She was born June 28, 1935 in Keokuk, Iowa the daughter of Thomas Oliver and Juanita Ruth Espy Curtis. She married Daniel Franklin McNeff on August 4, 1954 in Rushville, Illinois and he preceded her in death on December 23, 1995.
Mrs. McNeff was a homemaker and also assisted her husband with the operation of the family farm. Olive was also an employee for the Hancock and Schuyler County Farm Service Agency for several years.
She graduated from Carthage High School.
Mrs. McNeff was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mt. Sterling.
Olive always enjoyed quilting, was a lifetime member of the Illinois Arabian Horse Association, a member of the Brown County Home Extension, was a 4-H leader for several years, served on the board of the Two Rivers Regional Council and many people knew her as the Avon lady.
Survivors include 6 children Marcia Wort (Jerry) of Quincy, Illinois, Jerry McNeff (Janice) of Timewell, Illinois, Michael McNeff (Cindy) of Mt. Sterling, Illinois, Sheila Glaspy (Kevin) of Effingham, Illinois, Lisa Nickell (Patrick) of Greenwood, Indiana and Toni Dunker (Lenny) of Fowler, Illinois. 14 grandchildren Jacob McNeff, Daniel McNeff, Hannah Brown, Eric Wort, Kara Mshaiel, Jenna Cook, Danielle Klinger, Andrew Glaspy, Carly Glaspy, Brent McNeff, Brian McNeff, Garrett Nickell, Kelsie Nickell and Elley Nickell. 2 step grandsons Patrick Dunker and Tony Dunker. 12 great grandchildren Wes, Will, Ian, Olivia, Greta, Ozzy, Dutch, Kyzer, Karly, Jackson, Braxton, Lylla and she was anxiously awaiting the arrival of her 13th great grandchild in September. 2 sisters Leola Getka (Walt) of Burlington, Wisconsin and Elizabeth Gernay of Beardstown, Illinois also survive along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2019 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Pastor Ron Cox officiating.
Burial will follow in the Buckhorn Cemetery in Brown County.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Jensen Camp Foundation.
Condolences for the family may be left on line at www.hendrickerfuneralhome.com.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.
Jensen Camp Foundation