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Laretta Childers

 

January 3, 2017

Nov. 15, 1937 - Dec. 30, 2016

Laretta Marie Childers, 79, of Sweet Home died Dec. 30, 2016.

She was born Nov. 15, 1937 in Plattville, Ill. to Glenn Alvin and Margaret Kathrine (Yahneke) Convis.

She lived in Platteville until she joined the Air Force, serving from 1959 to 1960 as an X-ray technician.

While in the service, she met Jimmie Childers. They married and moved around California, Nevada, Germany and back to Illinois before moving to Sweet Home in August 1969.

When her kids were growing up Mrs. Childers was involved in Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. She was active in church and was a Sunday school teacher.

She enjoyed arts and crafts and loved to go hunting and fishing with her husband.

Mrs. Childers is survived by her children, Kevin Childers of Roseburg, Kenneth Childers of Albany, and Katherine Walker of Sweet Home; sister Vernetta Day-Gorham of Lebanon; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband J.A. Childers in 2013; father Glenn Sr. in 1995; mother Margaret in 2002; and brother Glenn Jr. in 2010.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

 
 

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