Effingham Daily News
---- — Louise Curtright, 86, of Willow Hill, passed away at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at her home surrounded by the love of her family.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Scott Avenue Christian Church in Newton. Burial will be in the Mound Cemetery east of Willow Hill. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today, January 20, at the Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home, Newton. In loving memory of Louise, memorials may be made to Hospice of Southeastern Illinois. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.blakefh.com.
Louise was born on July 2, 1927 in Newton, the daughter of Luther and Mae Lorrance Parrent. She married Leo “Bud” Curtright on May 18, 1946 in Willow Hill, and he preceded her in death on May 1, 2008. Louise worked at the Broom factory in Newton, and then at Dana Corporation in Robinson. She retired as postmaster of the Willow Hill Post Office. Louise was a member of the Scott Avenue Christian Church and the Willow Hill Ruritan Club. She enjoyed reading books and crocheting.
Louise is survived by her daughters, Diane Conover of Ste. Marie and Connie (Lex) Hodges of Fairfield; grandson, Doug (fiancée Elizabeth Orszulak) Bruner of Phoenix, Ariz.; and faithful companion, her dog Snuggles. Louise was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
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