Friday, Feb. 8, 2013

Martha E. Aupperle, 90, of Morton, died at 3:18 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in the emergency room at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born Aug. 29, 1922, in Danville to LeRoy W. and Daisy (Weir) Self, she married Ernest J. Aupperle on Nov. 12, 1964, in Bloomington. He died on Feb. 22, 2009.

She also was preceded in death by one son, Ted; one brother; one half brother; one sister and one half sister.

Surviving are three daughters, Diane May of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Faith (Larry) Trail of Washington and Rita (Mike) Milliman of Murrayville; one son, Stephen (Suzanne) Aupperle of Belleville, Mich.; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She sold Symbraette Products for 15 years and had worked as a waitress for many years in the Peoria area.

Services were Thursday at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, with visitation preceding the services. The Rev. Don Rhode officiated. Burial was at Springdale Cemetery in Peoria.

Memorials may be made to WeCare, Inc., 622 W. Jackson St., Morton, IL 61550.

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