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A. Erlene (Walters) Updegraff

September 12, 1936 ~ November 24, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

A. Erlene Updegraff Obituary

Erlene Updegraff, age 87, of Charleston, IL entered her heavenly home on Friday, November 24, 2023 at Heartland Senior Living in Neoga, IL. She was born September 12, 1936 in Ashmore, IL; the daughter of Donald A. and Doris E. (Reynolds) Walters. She married Billy E. Updegraff on July 15, 1956 in Charleston, IL. He passed away on June 23, 2018.   

She is survived by four nieces, whom she loved as daughters, and their families. Carla Oakley and husband Phil of Charleston, IL, Donna Trone and husband Randy of Columbia, IL, Michelle Diepholz and husband Rob of Simpsonville, SC, and Jan Crucitti and husband Eric of Terre Haute, IN; her brother, Robert (RC) Walters and his wife Bev of Ashmore, IL; and other extended family including three nieces and a nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband; sister, Maxine Hoggart; brother, Bud Walters; and two sister-in-laws, Carolyn Walters and Juretta Walters.   

Erlene was a 1954 graduate of Charleston High School. She worked for the county clerk’s office at the Coles County Courthouse in Charleston, IL for 36 years. Erlene was a faithful attendee of the Westfield Baptist Church.

Erlene was a devoted, loving wife to her husband, Bill. They were inseparable, sharing a special love and friendship for nearly 62 years. Erlene and Bill enjoyed camping and traveling with other family and friends. She was a lover of all animals and wanted to rescue them all!   

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at the Enon Cemetery in Ashmore, IL with Pastor Mark Cartwright officiating. 

Memorial donations may be made to Coles County Animal Shelter, 6818 N. County Road 1120 E., Charleston, IL 61920.

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Graveside Service
November 28, 2023

11:00 AM
Enon Cemetery, Ashmore, IL


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