The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


March 1, 2011

Maryellen Jenkins Radabaugh

ROSSVILLE, Ga. — Maryellen Jenkins Radabaugh, 87, of Rossville, Ga., formerly of Danville, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn.

She was born Oct. 22, 1923, in Chrisman and graduated from Chrisman High School in 1941.

She attended McCormick Business School in Chicago and worked for Lamson Brothers Grain Brokers in Chicago. She also worked for ANCAM, the Association of National Classified Advertising Managers, in Danville and later sold real estate. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Chrisman and St. James United Methodist Church in Danville.

She married Deane L. Radabaugh on April 16, 1947, and they enjoyed 60 years of marriage prior to his death on Aug. 25, 2007.

They savored retirement in Bradenton, Fla., where they combed the beaches for shells prior to returning to the Midwest to be near their children.

Her parents, Maude and Arthur Jenkins, preceded her in death as did brothers Robert, Walter and Harry Jenkins, and sisters Helen Friedlund, Eve Wheaton, Lois Juvinall and Anne Baker.

Survivors include her children, daughters Cheryl (Skip) Matthews of Rising Fawn, Ga., and Susie (Michael) Brady of Floyds Knobs, Ind.; son, Casey (Lori) Radabaugh of Westfield, Ind.; grandchildren, Bambara Timmerman of Chickamauga, Ga., Ryan Brady of Prescott, Ariz., Molly Brady of Floyds Knobs, Ind., and Dano and Sammy Radabaugh of Westfield, Ind.; and great-grandsons, Nathaniel Timmerman of Chickamauga, Ga., and Brody Traughber of Floyds Knobs, Ind. She also is survived by a sister-in-law, Jessie Jenkins, and brother-in-law, Gordon Baker, both of Chrisman; and many nieces and nephews.

Maryellen will be remembered for her love of laughter, her zest for life and her fierce devotion to and love for her children and grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the kind nurses and doctors at Memorial Hospital and Hospice of Chattanooga for their support and tender care.

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The interment of her ashes and graveside services for the family will be held at Woodland Cemetery in Chrisman at a later date.

Arrangements are entrusted to the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville, Ga.

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