Paula Sue Eldredge, 92, of Paris, Illinois, passed away at 9:40 p.m. Thursday, August 8, 2013, at the home of her daughter in Paris. She was a devoted homemaker and had also worked as a caregiver.
She was born July 1, 1921, in Shawneetown, Illinois, the daughter of the late Elza and Frieda Faye (Knight) Ford. She married Dean Allen Eldredge on May 27, 1940, in Henderson, Kentucky. He preceded her in death June 26, 1996.
Survivors include two sons, Phil Eldredge and Larry (Suzie) Eldredge; three daughters, Sandra (Mel) Breneman, Diane (Rodney) Mathews, and Donna (K.C.) Lamb; and a sister, Pat Glick, all of Paris; twelve grandchildren, Clay Breneman, Erin Breneman-Geary, Hunter David, Yvette Snyder, Tami Gann, Jessica Clark, Alicia King, Shannon David, and Cody, Logan, Austin, and Aubrie Lamb; twenty-three great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Darlene Crabtree and Vicki Eldredge; an infant daughter, Pauletta Faye Eldredge; a brother, Russell Ford; and a sister, Christine Foulks.
Mrs. Eldredge was a member of Paris Church of Christ where she had served as a Sunday School Teacher. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorials be made to United Cerebral Palsy or to Lincolnland Hospice.
Services celebrating her life were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 12, 2013, at Templeton Funeral Home in Paris. Bro. Gordon Wonsey officiated and music was provided by Rev. Bill Duke, soloist. Burial followed in Forsythe Cemetery in Clark County, Illinois. Casket Bearers were Clay Breneman, Jessica Clark, Hunter and Shannon David, Alicia King, Aubrie, Austin, and Logan Lamb, Erin Brenemen-Geary, and Yvette Snyder. Visitation was from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until service time Monday at Templeton Funeral Home in Paris.
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