OBITUARY

Grace Eunice Cave

February 18, 1928July 5, 2021
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PEKIN ~ Grace Eunice Cave, 93, of Statesville, North Carolina, passed away at 10:25 p.m. Monday, July 5, 2021 at her residence. She was formerly of Pekin.

Born February 18, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York to William and Edith (Sitzabee) Stillwell, she married John Palmer, Jr. on April 2, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York. He died June 14, 1949. She then married Lyle Delbert Cave on June 26, 1952 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He died April 27, 2016. She also was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Margaret Rees and one sister-in-law, Delores Bubert.

Surviving are one daughter, Lynda “Lyne”(Dale DeMott) Cave of Pekin; one son, Gary (Monica) Cave of Statesville, North Carolina; eight grandchildren, Elijah Weakley of North Pekin, Joel Weakley of Pekin, Ashly (Travis) Rex of Banner, Jessica Cave of Kankakee, Alex Cave, Nicolas Cave, both of Marquette Heights, Bryce Holeman and McKenna Holman, both of Statesville; seven great-grandchildren, Khloe, Kora, Malachi, Oliver, Wyatt, Greyson and Hailey and two sisters, Elaine Jasky of Cleveland, Ohio and Edith Watkins of Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. She also leaves a special nephew, Brian Rees of Statesville, North Carolina.

She was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean War serving as a disbursing clerk in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Grace worked for First Federal Savings & Loan for 17 years, retiring as the branch manager in Bartonville in 1990. She previously had worked at Channel 25 for 12 years.

She was a member of Pekin First Church of the Nazarene, where she faithfully volunteered at the information desk and was a member and treasurer of the Joy Sunday School Class. She also helped as a counter for 25 years and served for funeral dinners held at the church.

She loved spending time with her family and loved to crochet and tatting in particular. She also enjoyed making hats and scarfs for the hospital.

Her memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 19, 2021 at Pekin First Church of the Nazarene. Pastor W. Lloyd Brock will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the service Monday at the church. Military rites will also be accorded at the church by the United States Navy and the Tazewell Area Ceremonial Team. Inurnment will then be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 19, 2021 at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield.

Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pekin First Church of Nazarene, 3514 Broadway, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Midwest Affiliate, 530 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61637.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Monday, July 19, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Monday, July 19, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, July 19, 2021

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Mark & Rhonda Geissler

July 15, 2021

Grace and Lyle were very nice kind people who made us feel like a part of their family when we moved to Pekin from Texas. We remained friends the 18 years we lived there and beyond. They were such a Blessing to our family. We pray for Lyne and her boys and the other family members. Heaven is Rejoicing, so we can too!
We love you all.
❤️🙏

Mark & Pam Berger

July 11, 2021

Dear Lyne & Gary,
Mark & I enjoyed working with your mom for many years at First Federal. Our Blessings to you & your families! 🙏🏻

Lyn-Kim Nguyen

July 10, 2021

My brother, Dale, took me and my daughter visiting Lyne's parents in 2014. They were very nice and sweet. We always have beautiful memories thinking of them. Lyne, my heart goes out to you, to your family, and to everyone who loved Grace.

Patricia Klise

July 9, 2021

What a lovely lady. It was my pleasure to visit with her at Bradley Flying potluck gatherings. She enjoyed so many activities with Lyne and certainly was a delight to be around. I am so sorry for your loss, Lyne and Dale, but having her to be with so many years was a blessing and gift given to you by God. May her soul Rest In Peace.

Donna Weghorst

July 9, 2021

So sorry to hear of Grace’s passing. Worked with Grace at First Federal many years ago. Rest In Peace. My condolences to her family.

Carolyn Sissom

July 8, 2021

I have always love Grace. She was such a sweet awesome spirit. Prayers for Lyne and Gary and family and friends.

Betty Scott

July 8, 2021

Sorry for your loss. May God’s love and comfort surround you Lynn Cave, Elijah Weakley, Joel Weakley, and family. She truly loved you. She will be missed but you can see her again some day.

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