PAXTON — Annie “Anne” Laura Eckerty, 95, of Paxton, formerly of Urbana, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Accolade Healthcare of Paxton Senior Living.
She was born July 15, 1923, in Martin, Tenn., the daughter of Haskell and Lucy (Turner) Simpson. She married Floyd “Duane” Eckerty on Oct. 18, 1942, in Danville, and he preceded her in death March 3, 1982.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Joyce Hendrick; one son, Floyd “Butch” Eckerty; one daughter-in-law, Connie Eckerty; one brother, Sonny Simpson; one sister, Emma Jane Simpson; and one grandson, Wes Eckerty.
She is survived by one son, David (Laurie) Eckerty of Paxton; son-in-law, Scott Hendrick of Pulaski, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Alaina (Craig) Kief of Paxton, Laura (Doug) Rowland of Pulaski, Tenn., Duane (Debbie) Eckerty of Madison, Wis., Dawn (Kent) Williams of Mahomet and Kathy Eckerty of Mahomet; 13 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Eckerty was an administrative assistant in the Department of Health and Safety Administration at the University of Illinois. She was a member of Republican Women in Champaign and numerous bridge groups. Anne loved watching sports, including the Illini and Cardinals, playing cards and traveling.
Visitation was from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Friday, June 21, 2019, at Knapp-Miller Funeral Home, Paxton. The Rev. Dave Parker officiated. Burial was in Fairfield Cemetery, Newman.
Memorials may be made to Covenant Church of Paxton or donor’s choice.
Please share a memory of Anne at knappfuneralhomes.com.