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Beryl ‘Katie’ Rachell

Beryl ‘Katie’ Rachell

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2008 9:02 am

Beryl Caroline “Katie” Rachell, 91, of Columbia, Ill., died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at her home. Services were at 1 p.m. Saturday at Williams Funeral Home in Greenfield. Burial was at Brock’s Chapel Cemetery in Greenfield. Braun Colonial Funeral Home in Cahokia, Ill., was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Rachell was born July 30, 1917, in Greenfield, daughter of the late Sidney and Ima Mayo Walker. She was a former co-owner/operator of Centreview Hardware in Cahokia, Ill. She was the widow of Aaron “Red” Rachell and a member of Gearin’s Missionary Baptist Church in Greenfield. Survivors include three daughters, Shirley (Earl) Sackett and Patricia (Perry) Taylor, both of Naples, Fla., and Elizabeth (Rick) Reed of St. Louis, Mo.; a son, Jerry Rachell of St. Louis, Mo.; two sisters, Margene Curcuro of Belleville, Ill., and Gladys Langley of Flintstone, Ga.; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Nancy Rachell; and a great-grandson, Adam Gischer. wcp 11-13-08


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