The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


October 25, 2012

Arlene Neal

DANVILLE — Arlene Neal, 81, of Danville, passed away at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, peacefully at her home with her loving family and friends beside her.

Arlene was born May 1, 1931, in Danville, the daughter of Lawrence and Effie (Nier) Ray.

She married Charles E. Neal Sr. on May 30, 1948, in Danville. He preceded her in death on Sept. 10, 1969.

She is survived by two sons, Charles E. (Marie) Neal Jr. of Tilton and Todd Eric (Zina) Neal of Georgetown; one daughter, Charlene Brewer of Danville; three grandchildren, Traci (Roy) Amos of Danville, Cindy (Dale) Juvinall of Georgetown and Coleman Neal of Georgetown; four great-grandchildren, Clayton Brewer, Colin Amos, Dylan Neal and one due in December; one special sister-in-law, Rose Ray; two very special nieces, Nancy Vaughn and Phyllis Vecellio; and her cat, Oscar. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Terry Neal; three brothers, Lester Ray, Norlyn Ray and Buster Ray; and four sisters, Juanita Richards, Helen Stovall, Lavaughn Stuebe and Ruby Ray.

Arlene worked at ATI for 25 years, then went to work for Peterson’s for 13 years before retiring. She loved crossword puzzles, playing with her cat, eating Chinese food, country music and being with her family.

A celebration of Arlene’s life will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville with Pastor Bill Wiggins officiating. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the funeral home. Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to Carle Hospice. Please join Arlene’s family in sharing photos, videos and memories of her through her Tribute Wall at

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