Martha Fern Holsapple. 97 of Neoga, Illinois, formerly of Mattoon, Illinois, passed away at 7:20 P.M., Wednesday, December 2, 2015, in the Heartland Christian Village of Neoga.
Fern was born September 6, 1918, in Cumberland County, IL the daughter of William O. and M. Myrtle (Borror) Mayhall. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Happy Timers Group at the Broadway Christian Church, both of Mattoon. Fern married Chesley Holsapple, October 31, 1940, in Toledo, Illinois and Mr. Holsapple passed away August 28, 2001. Fern was retired from the Sears Company of Mattoon, after thirty years of service, she was also a cook at the Riddle School in the Mattoon School District. Fern enjoyed volunteering at the Mattoon Area Pads. Mrs. Holsapple leaves one daughter, Rita Wissing of Hobbs, New Mexico; one granddaughter, Eva Wissing of Windsor, IL; one great grandson, Devin McQueen of Mattoon, IL; one brother, Francis Mayhall and wife Betty of Carbondale, IL; one sister, Maxine Mayhall of Mattoon, IL; thirteen nieces and nephews. Mrs. Holsapple was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four brothers, Charles, Robert, Jim and Carroll Mayhall; three sisters; Dorothy Oakley, Jessi Mayhall and Margaret Casstevens. Fern will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.
Memorials may be sent to the Mattoon Area Pads at 2017 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, IL 61938
Private Family Graveside Services will be held in the Toledo Memorial Cemetery of Toledo, IL, with the Rev. Kevin Wolfe of Mattoon, IL, officiating. The Swengel-O’Dell Funeral Home of Neoga, is in charge of arrangements.
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