Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 8, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Atkinson. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Annawan. Father Tony Lee will officiate. Visitation will be from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Annawan, with parish rosary to be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Elvera Taets Memorial Fund or to Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Elvera DeDecker was born Jan. 24, 1921, in Annawan, the daughter of Julius and Elizabeth DeRycke DeDecker. She was raised and educated in the Annawan area. Elvera married Raymond Taets on Jan. 9, 1946, in Annawan. He died on July 26, 2002. Elvera had attended Hershey School of Beauty Culture in Kewanee. She had worked in Havens Beauty Salon in Annawan and had a shop in her own home for several years.
Elvera was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Atkinson, and a former member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Annawan, and its Altar and Rosary Society; she was a past officer of Henry County Home Extension, served on the board of Annawan-Alba Library, was a member of Geneseo Moose Lodge and had volunteered for the bloodmobile for many years. She enjoyed reading, golf, crocheting and cooking for her family.
Survivors include her daughter, Carol Lynn Bogner, Lombard, Ill.; son and daughter-in-law, Gail and Jodi Taets, Princeton, Ill.; granddaughter, Hallie Taets, Princeton; stepgranddaughter, Lisa (Joshua) Catton; stepgrandson, Joshua Lange; stepgreat-grandson, Karter Catton; sisters, Bernadine (Arnold) Betcher, Annawan, and Helen DeVrieze, Annawan; and brother, Francis DeDecker, Sheffield. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a sister, Delores Hartman.
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