Lela Mae Duncheon, 88, of Danville, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at Pleasant Meadows Nursing Home in Chrisman.
She was born on Aug. 25, 1925, in Caruthersville, Mo., the daughter of Joseph and Nora (Mayo) Williams. She married Frances Duncheon in 1947 in Springfield. He preceded her in death in 1991.
Surviving her are three sons, Michael (Joan) Duncheon of San Mateo, Calif., Daniel (Jody) Duncheon of Danville, Patrick (Donna) Duncheon of Land O’ Lake, Fla.; one sister, Estlee Williams of St. Louis, Mo.; seven grandchildren, James, Timothy, Julia, Christofer, Jacob, Britni Duncheon and Kathleen Concilio; and one great-grandchild.
Mae was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Robert Duncheon; and one brother, Joseph Williams.
She was an outstanding cook, cooking for St. Patrick’s/Holy Family School for 32 years. Mae gave countless hours to the Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent the DePaul, and Holy Family. She loved cooking for all the children and making her famous beef and noodles. Mae also had her own catering business for 35 years. She and Frances enjoyed going camping and being there for all of their children’s activities.
A Celebration of Mae’s Life will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville. A visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Entombment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials can be made in Mae’s name to St. Vincent the DePaul Society. Please join Mae’s family in sharing photos, videos and memories of her through her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com