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Marie L. Vehlow

November 2, 1927 - July 17, 2007

Marie L. Vehlow

SPRINGFIELD – Marie L. Vehlow, 79, of Springfield, died Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at St. John’s Hospice.

She was born November 2, 1927 in Justice Park, IL, the daughter of Frank and Mary Will Rick. She married Arthur W. Meyer in 1947; they divorced in 1979. She then married Charles Vehlow in 1980; he preceded her in death on May 17, 2000. Two brothers, Howard and Alvin Rick, and one infant sister, Marjorie, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Vehlow was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and a 1946 graduate of Argo High School.

Survivors: three daughters, Carol (husband, Robert) Palmer of Sagola, MI, Judy (husband, Marc) Loro of Springfield, and Sheila (fianc, Randy L. Brackensick) Smith of Springfield; one son, Arthur W. (wife, Kathy) Meyer, Jr. of Springfield; ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Norman (wife, Adelaide) Rick of LaGrange Park; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Hospice or SIU Foundation for either Crohn’s Disease or Cancer Research.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 21, 2007 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Reverend Paul Olson officiating. Staab Funeral Home of Service.

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