Jessie Verdean Engle, 77, Rich Hill, died Feb. 9, 2005. She was born on Aug. 13, 1927, in Dahlgren, Ill., the daughter of Cyrus Earl and Jessie Pearl (Klinker) Allen. She married Claude Lavern Engle on June 16, 1946, in Thackeray, Ill., and he preceded her in death.
She attended Delafield School in Delafield, Ill., and Middle Creek School in Dahlgren, Ill.
She was proceeded in death by two grandchildren; her parents; two brothers, Evan and Paul Allen. She is survived by two sons, Rickey Engle and Jimmy Engle, all of Tucson, Ariz.; three daughters, Wanda Russell, Butler, and Tommy Sicard and Kathy Watts, both of Michigan; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Lee Allen, Mount Vernon, Ill., Roger Allen, McLeansboro, Ill., and Eddie Ray Allen, Ramsey, Ill.; one sister, Shirley VanWinkle, St. Charles, Ill.; and one aunt.
Services were held at First Assembly of God Church in Rich Hill, today, at 11 a.m., with Kenny Batson officiating. Interment was in Green Lawn Cemetery, Rich Hill. Arrangements were by Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill.