Cora Eileen Drawve, 90, of Canton, passed away at 11:13 AM, Monday, February 27, 2017, at Graham Hospital in Canton.
She was born on July 5, 1926, in Peoria, the daughter of Louis and Cora A. (LaFollette) Sylvester. She married Everette L. Drawve on March 13, 1965, in Alton and he survives.
Also surviving are one daughter Monica Tjarks and husband Douglas of Cary, North Carolina, two grandchildren Tracy Adams and husband Jeff and Ross Tjarks and wife Andrea, five great grandchildren Taylor and Jacob Adams, Zoe, Lina and Staci Tjarks, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters Gladys Gilham and Dorothy Brown, and two brothers Robert “Dutch” and Howard Sylvester.
Eileen worked as a key punch operator for Caterpillar in Peoria for 31 years retiring in 1978. She was a member of the Tyng Memorial Church in Peoria and the Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton. She and Everette enjoyed taking drives, reading and watching movies. She was a good hearted person, loved by all who knew her.
Services will be at 11:00 AM, Friday, March 3, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Pastor Stephen Bounds officiating. Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Wood Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the Culbertson Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Culbertson Memorial Hospital Foundation
238 South Congress, Rushville IL 62681