Eloise Seckman

Eloise SeckmanEloise Lenora Seckman, 89, of Rushville died at 12:12 a.m. Aug. 21, 2015, at the Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (formerly Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home) in Rushville.

She was born May 6, 1926, in Bader, the eldest of six children of Homer and Lucille Walton Smith. She married Darius L. “Jerry” Seckman on Jan. 17, 1942, in Shelbyville, Mo. They moved to various military bases out west during Jerry’s service in World War II. After his discharge, they moved back to Schuyler County, where they lived on a farm for 13 years, before moving into the City of Rushville.

Surviving are her husband; three children, Karen (and Jim) Ham of Mount Sterling, Rod (and Penny) Seckman of Tennessee, Ill., and Pam Seckman of Rushville; two brothers, Robert (and Emily) Smith and Homer (and Julie) Smith Jr., both of Peoria; two sisters, Judy (and Tom) Beaven and Patty (and Alan) Greer, both of Greenville, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; three step grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; eight step great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Steven Seckman; and one sister, Wanda Wells.

She worked as a nurse’s aide at Culbertson Memorial Hospital and served as an EMT with the Schuyler County Ambulance Service. She also worked at Tilden Quinn Shoe Store and Skelgas. For years, she worked at Jackson Shoe Store retiring when the store closed at age 70. She also served as the treasurer for Buena Vista Township for over 40 years.

She was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rushville, a life member of the Schuyler American Legion Auxiliary and the Rushville Business and Professional Women (that later became Rushville Women’s Club). She volunteered as a Republican Election Judge at voting places and for the Schuyler Jail Museum and Genealogical Center in Rushville.

Services were held Tuesday at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville with Reverend John Sowers officiating. Burial was in the Ripley Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Ripley Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to www.woodfh.net.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/26/2015

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