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Elva E. Strickler, 95, of Jacksonville passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020, in Mattoon, IL. She was born January 3, 1925 in Time, IL, the daughter of Alva and Lena (Blacketter) Ballenger. She Married Virgil T, Strickler August 29, 1942 in Bowling Green, MO, after 64 years of marriage he preceded her in death on January 6, 2007.

She is survived by two daughters, Madonna (husband, Larry) Hymes Of Neoga, IL, and Doris Strickler of Jacksonville; a son Steven (wife, Karyn) Strickler of Thomson GA; five grandchildren, Cyndi (husband, Jeff) of Mattoon, IL, Clint Hymes of Decatur, Matthew (wife, Ashley) Strickler of Auburn, Tiffany (husband, Eric) of Bentonville VA, Gregory Strickler (wife, Cassie) of Grand Junction. CO; two step grandchildren, Amy McCord and Ashley Dent both of GA; nine great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and four step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers Leonard, Sidney, and Leslie.

Elva was a member of the Chapin Christian Church. She retired from Bound to Stay Bound after 25 years of employment. She loved watching the birds, gardening and watching the St Louis Cardinals.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Chapin Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Chapin Christian Church. Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville is in charge of the services. Condolences may be left online at

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