Elizabeth L. Corley

Staff Writer
Morton Times-News

Elizabeth Lynn Corley, 43, of Morton, formally of Decatur, passed away Tuesday evening, January 27, 2009 at her residence after a six-and a-half year battle with breast cancer.

Visitation was Saturday, January 31, 2009, at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home in Decatur. Services celebrating Elizabeth's life were at the funeral home with the Reverend Ron Allin officiating. Interment with the "Flight Home" ceremony will be held at Graceland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Illinois Cancer Care in Peoria or the Corley Daughter's Educational Fund. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.

Elizabeth was born June 22, 1965 in Decatur, the daughter of Tony and Sharon (Chamberlain) Van Natta. She married Craig Corley on November 8, 1986 in Decatur. They had two daughters, Jessica and Lindsey. They renewed their vows in November 2006. The Reverend Ron Allin officiated at both ceremonies. Elizabeth was a loving mother and wife to her family and a loyal friend to all who knew her. She was Past PTA President for Parsons Elementary School and for Mound Middle School Booster Club, and participated in the Race for the Cure every year since 2003.

 She is survived by her husband, Craig, daughters Jessica Lynn Corley and Lindsey Elizabeth Corley at home; father, Tony (Sally) Van Natta of Decatur; mother, Sharon Van Natta of Decatur; brother Michael Van Natta, nieces Taylor and Claire Van Natta of Decatur; sister Lori (Edward) Grosse and nephew Brian and nieces Melissa and Bethany Grosse of Friendswood, Texas; aunts Jeanne (Jim) Massey and Marcy Van Natta, uncles Rocky (Laurie) Van Natta and Roger Chamberlain, mother-in-law Lucille Corley, sister-in-law Crystal (Allan) Shoger, sister-in-law Jacque Boyd, Ginger the family's dog, and many other family members, friends, and neighbors

She was reunited in heaven with her grandparents Clyde and Elsie Van Natta, and Kenneth and Eula Chamberlain, and father-in-law John Junior Corley and uncle MT Sergeant Richard Van Natta.