2018 03/10 - Louise Malone
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Louise Malone, age 94, of Alma, IL died peacefully at her home on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Louise lived a very full life, raising her family, being a farm wife, and serving as a leader for her sons Boy Scout troops. She loved to garden, raise lilacs, loved the outdoors, and especially in her later years, loved to sit outside on her porch and watch the farming be done. She was inducted into the National Honor Society as a high school student. She worked for a period of time for Dr. Logan in Salem, and in the tax office of the Marion County Courthouse. She was a member of the Kinmundy Order of the Eastern Star. She and her husband loved to dance, especially jitterbug. She attended the Methodist Church.

A celebration of her life will take place at 5:00 p.m., Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the Rankin Funeral Home in Salem, with Rev. Cheryl Cain officiating, Order of the Eastern Star Service at 2:30 PM. Burial at Martin Cemetery in rural Alma will be private. Visitation with the family will be from 3:00 p.m. until the service hour on Saturday at the funeral home. The family suggests those wishing to honor her memory be made as a memorial to Martin Cemetery, or to the Donor's choice and will be accepted by the Rankin Funeral Home, which is entrusted with the families care.

Born November 4, 1923, in Benton, she was the daughter of Ed and Mae Alberta (Easley) Shelton. She married Clyde Edward Malone, May 6, 1944, in Salem, and he preceded her in death November 29, 2013.

Surviving are her children, Diana Frankland and husband Gene of Muncie, IN, Larry Malone and wife Jeannie of Salem, Mike Malone, and wife Debbie, and Jeff Malone and wife Cathy of all of Alma, along with 9 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Louise is also survived by her devoted caregivers, Elaine Thompson and Bonnie Carroll.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her brother Howard Shelton, and sisters Lola Belle Phillips and Doris Moffett.

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