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Eloise C. Castles

October 1, 1918 - December 17, 2017

Eloise C. Castles, 99, of Springfield died at 6:00 am, Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Heritage Health. She was born October 1, 1918 in Springfield, to Earl and Anna C. (Schnirring) Velie. She married Donald E. Castles on February 27, 1937 and he preceded her in death on May 24, 2008. Also preceding her in death were her parents; son, Kenneth W. Castles on December 17, 1995; daughter, Sandra Skeeters on March 10, 2011 and one brother Russell Velie.

Surviving are one son, Donald E. Castles of Tamarac, FL; three grandchildren, Traci Skeeters of Chatham, Russ Castles of Colorado and Kendra Deane of Athens and seven great grandchildren.

Eloise was a lifelong resident of Springfield. She worked at Allis Chalmers during World War II and after the war worked at Hobbs Manufacturing. She also worked as a secretary at the Illinois State Police District 6 and at the Holiday Inn Gift Shop.

Graveside Service: 12:30 pm, Friday, December 22, 2017 at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Service Information

Date: Friday, December 22, 2017

Time: 12:30 pm

Oak Ridge Cemetery


1441 Monument Ave
Springfield, IL 62702

(217) 789-2340 Map

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