Edna Mae Sebree, 98, a resident of the Marigold Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Galesburg, formerly of Abingdon, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at the Marigold. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel. Mrs. Eleanor Landon will officiate. Burial will be in the Abingdon Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday, Sept. 23, at the chapel. Memorials may be made to the Abingdon Fire Department, Marigold Special Alzheimer Unit, or Beacon of Hope Hospice.


Edna Mae Sebree, 98, a resident of the Marigold Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Galesburg, formerly of Abingdon, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at the Marigold. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel. Mrs. Eleanor Landon will officiate. Burial will be in the Abingdon Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday, Sept. 23, at the chapel. Memorials may be made to the Abingdon Fire Department, Marigold Special Alzheimer Unit, or Beacon of Hope Hospice.

She was born Jan. 12, 1912, in Canton, the daughter of Frederick and Dorothy (Thompson) Mathews. She married Clifton E. “Shorty” Sebree Nov. 25, 1939, in Kahoka, Mo. He died March 8, 2000. She graduated from Francisco, Ind. High School in 1930, and from Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., in 1935. She was employed at the Bluebell of Canton and Abingdon before her children were born and later worked for 20 years with the Abingdon School District, retiring in 1979. She was a member of the Christian Church in Abingdon, past member of the Abingdon Fire Department Auxiliary, a former Girl Scout leader, and a past volunteer at the Care Center of Abingdon. She was an accomplished seamstress, wonderful cook and pie baker, and musician playing the violin, guitar, piano and organ. She was also very accomplished in crocheting. She and her husband enjoyed and followed their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s activities. They also spent many years traveling around the United States in their camper.

Survivors include daughters and spouses, Becky and Joe Wyffels of Geneseo, Erma and Dick Derry of Galesburg, Sara and Jim Miner of Abingdon and Carol and Kenny Jennings of Avon; grandchildren, Tim Wade of Abingdon, Trisha Wade and friend Charity Bellinger and Charity’s son, Nicolus of Galva, Donni Miner of Galesburg, Jami Jo Dugan of Abingdon, and Brian and Amanda Jennings of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Lindsey and Matt Trickey of Colona, Kirk and Laura Wyffels of Colona, Curtis Wyffels of East Peoria, Reese Billiet of East Moline, Travis Wade of Abingdon, Dustin Miner serving in the US Marine Corps in Okinawa, Stephanie Miner of Abingdon, Darbi Dugan of Abingdon and Riley Jennings of Knoxville; great-great-grandchildren, Kai and Blake Trickey of Colona and one expected in February; a brother, Merle Mathews of Farmington, and a sister-in-law, Juanita Alexander of Keosauqua, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters; one brother; a grandson, Mark Wyffels, and an infant grandson.