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Ethel Juanita McCaulley Oest
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Birth: Feb. 28, 1927
Cass County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 10, 2003
Tazewell County
Illinois, USA

PEKIN, IL - Ethel Juanita Oest, 76, of 287 South Street, Pekin, IL, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, August 10, 2003, at her home.

She was born Feb 28, 1927, in Chandlerville to John Henry and Sarah Adeline Friend McCaulley.

Surviving are one daughter, Sharyn (and Albert) Cochran of Pekin; one brother, Richard "Bill" (and Jeanette) McCaulley of East Peoria; and two sisters, Alsace "Lorraine" Blanch of Peoria, IL and Marjorie "Darlene" (and John) Hess of Moberly, MO.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

She last worked for Proctor Hospital in Peoria for 15 years and Kmart in Pekin for 9 years, retiring from both in 1992. Prior to that, she worked for Ideal Troy Cleaners and Launderers in Peoria for 35 years.

She attended First Church of the Nazarene in Pekin.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Syl Carter will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to her church or any charity.

A poem on Juanita's memory card:
I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
in this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.

Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh! But Jesus' love illumined
every dark and fearful glade.

And He came Himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus' arm to lean on
could I have one doubt or dread?

Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still:
Try to look beyond earth's shadows,
Pray to trust our Father's will.

There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth -
You shall rest in Jesus' land.

When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you Home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!

Family links: 
  John Henry McCaulley (1880 - 1955)
  Sarah Adeline Friend McCaulley (1900 - 1977)
  Vernon W.F. Oest (1932 - 2005)
  Alsace L. McCaulley Blanch (1919 - 2003)*
  John Sewell McCaulley (1922 - 2000)*
  James Edward McCaulley (1923 - 1944)*
  Ethel Juanita McCaulley Oest (1927 - 2003)
  Marjorie Darlene McCaulley Hess (1932 - 2009)*
*Calculated relationship
Beloved mother & friend
Daughter of John H. & Sarah A. McCaulley

Lakeside Cemetery
Tazewell County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Jeanette
Record added: Aug 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20773831
Ethel Juanita <i>McCaulley</i> Oest
Added by: Jeanette
Ethel Juanita <i>McCaulley</i> Oest
Added by: Jeanette
Ethel Juanita <i>McCaulley</i> Oest
Added by: Jeanette
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- teresar12
 Added: Feb. 12, 2008

 Added: Aug. 21, 2007
Rest in peace, Neene. We'll see you again someday. Love, Jeanette and Bill.
- Jeanette
 Added: Aug. 3, 2007

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