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Elsie F Stokes

November 10, 1929 - August 27, 2014
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Elsie F. Stokes, 84, of Rockford passed away Wednesday August 27, 2014 at River Bluff Nursing Home with her family by her side. Elsie was born on November 10, 1929 in Pocahontas, AR, the daughter of William Thomas and Dollie E. Davis Poe. Elsie married Carl Thomas Stokes on August 27, 1947 and Carl preceded her in death on December 3, 2003. Elsie was a long time member of Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ where she was the pianist and head of the church Peanut Brittle Group. Elsie loved to crochet and was considered the "caretaker" of the family. Elsie is survived by her daughters: Gloria (Charles) Stanphill and Diane (Jim) Batchelor;...
Elsie F. Stokes, 84, of Rockford passed away Wednesday August 27, 2014 at River Bluff Nursing Home with her family by her side.
Elsie was born on November 10, 1929 in Pocahontas, AR, the daughter of William Thomas and Dollie E. Davis Poe. Elsie married Carl Thomas Stokes on August 27, 1947 and Carl preceded her in death on December 3, 2003. Elsie was a long time member of Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ where she was the pianist and head of the church Peanut Brittle Group. Elsie loved to crochet and was considered the "caretaker" of the family.
Elsie is survived by her daughters: Gloria (Charles) Stanphill and Diane (Jim) Batchelor; four grandchildren: Brian Stanphill, Paul Stanphill, Lindsey (Brent) Spychalski and Lorinda (Matt) Green; three great-grandchildren: Caden Spychalski, Chloe Spychalski and Amelia Green; two brothers: Bill (Jewel) Poe and Wes (Glenda) Poe; two sisters: Nova (Norman) Decker and Mary Sue (Lester) Sawyer.
Elsie was preceded in death by her parents William and Dollie, husband Carl and brother Lavelle Poe.
A service to celebrate Elsie's life will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday August 30, 2014 at Sunset Funeral Home 8800 N. Alpine Road in Machesney Park with Pastor Wesley Poe and Rev. Norman Decker officiating. Visitation for Elsie will be from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com

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