Oveda Neal Gulley

February 23, 1923 ~ April 17, 2019 (age 96)


Oveda Neal Gulley, 96, of Benton passed away Wednesday night April 17, 2019 at Heritage Woods in Benton.
She was born in Benton, IL on February 23, 1923, the daughter of James & Cora Neal.
She married Raymond Gulley on September 7, 1940.
Mrs. Gulley was a member of the North Benton Missionary Baptist Church. She worked as a homemaker, she worked at Franklin Hospital, and as a Factory Worker. She truly enjoyed her family and her Church.
Mrs. Gulley is survived by her:
2 Daughters:
Shirley Wilkerson
Judith Border
Son-in-law: John Trill
Karen (BIll) Pickering
Eric (Lynn) Hutchens
Cathy (John) Terry
Connie Johnson & fiance Eric Ashby
Ryan Miller & partner Brandon Miller
Alecia (Brian) Davis
Ashley Hutchens
Matthew Hutchens
Calli Terry & fiance Kaleb Gardner
Seth, Nicholas & Connor Terry
Trevor & Reece Johnson
Riley & Skylar Davis
Alaina Creswell
Emric Hutchens
Chase & Emiri Gardner (Due August 19)
Jaxson Terry
Numerous Nephews & Nieces
Mrs. Gulley was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, by a Daughter-Sharon Trill, by a Grandson-Shawn Trill, by Sons-in-law-Bobbie Wilkerson & John Border, 7 Brothers & 1 Sister.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Ralph Latta & Staff. Hospice of Southern Illinois, the Staff of Heritage Woods of Benton, and caregivers:Kathy Fromherz & Sandy Amireh.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to North Benton Missionary Baptist Church. 
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 A.M. Saturday, April 20th at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Rev. Gary West & Rev. Keith Neal officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home
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April 19, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Funeral Service
April 20, 2019

11:30 AM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812


American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas TX 75231
Tel: 1-800-242-8721

North Benton Missionary Baptist Church
623 Joplin Street, Benton IL 62812
Tel: 1-618-439-6781

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