Valerie A. Ergle

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Valerie A. Ergle, 56, of Mapleton, Ill., died Monday, Dec. 24, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill.

Born Nov. 6, 1951, in Lafe to Osborn and Mary Reynolds Wilcoxson, she attended grade school and two years of high school in Rector. She was employed as a school teacher for Manual High School in Peoria for 29 years, retiring in June 2007.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jimmy Ergle.

Survivors include her husband, Preston Ergle, whom she married July 4, 1996, in Gatlinburg, Tenn.; her parents, Osborn and Mary Reyonlds Wilcoxson of East Peoria; one sister, Patricia and Jimmy Cox of Leoma, Tenn.; four brothers, Jerry Wilcoxson of Washington, Timothy Wilcoxson of East Peoria, Ricky and Debbie Wilcoxson of Peoria and Bradley Wilcoxson of Tremont, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Wilton Mortuary in Peoria with Rev. Tom Grose officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Peoria Journal Star Christmas Fund, St. Jude Children's Hospital or the Visiting Nurses Association.