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Edith M. Mecum

Published: Saturday, June 14, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

GRANVILLE – Edith Mae Mecum, 82, of Granville died Thursday, June 12, 2014, at St. Margaret Hospital in Spring Valley, surrounded by her family.

She was born May 23, 1932, in Horse Cave, Kentucky, to Robert and Buelah (Hornback) Edwards.  

Edith was a loving mother and grandma. She loved her family. Edith loved the elderly. She worked at Dixon Health Care Center in Dixon. After retiring, she moved to Granville, where she worked for Project NOA to help people.

Edith is survived by four sons, Bobby Crain of Garden City, Ben Mecum Jr. of Mount Morris, John Mecum of Chicago, and Mark (Patty) Mecum of Rock Falls; six daughters, Buelah (Randy) Guether of Rock Falls, Karen Reynolds of Granville, Montena (Wayne) Boom of Rock Falls, Robin (James) Turner of Mount Morris, Mary (Chuck) Taylor of Mark, and Claudia Short of Mount Morris; six grandsons; seven granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Kelly (Mecum) Person; one brother; and three sisters.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Monday at Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel in Granville, with the Rev. Karen Karczewski officiating. Burial will be at Granville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to her family.

Visit dcfunerals.com to send condolences.

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