Rae Marie (Hull) Palier, 96, of Gillespie, died on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 3:38 p.m. at her residence.
Private family services will be held. Burial will follow at Gillespie Cemetery. Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie is assisting the family.
Mrs. Palier was born Aug. 15, 1923, in Gillespie, to Freeman and Cordelia (Herron) Hull. She married Raymond D. Palier on Aug. 7, 1989, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 29, 1998.
During her career, she served as a nurse at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, beautician in Springfield and teletype operator for the State of Illinois.
Mrs. Palier was a pianist who enjoyed gardening, traveling, baking and spending time with her family. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Gillespie.
She is survived by her children, Ed (Carol) Chesus, Linda (John) Fassero, Lou Daley and Gina (Bill) Wright, all of Gillespie; grandchildren, Steve (Jen) Biggs, Dana (Jamie) Calloway, Tim Chesus, Shana (Ryan) Walz, John (Yordanka) Fassero, Ben Fassero, Jay Wright and Jill (Cliff) McCue; and great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Alayana, Chase, Quinn, Charlie, Celia, Luke, William, Wesley, Asher, Nicholas, Matias, Derek and Kevin.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Palier was preceded in death by her parents; and a cousin she grew up with, Helen (Herron) Matevey.
Memorials may be directed to Gillespie Public Library, Adopt-A-Pet in Benld or United Methodist Church in Gillespie.
Online condolences to the family may be left at www.kravanyafuneral.com.