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Obituary for Erma LaMaster
Erma J. LaMaster, 87, of Chillicothe passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015 at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria. She was born September 1, 1927 in Atterberry to Carl and Margaret Riley LaMaster. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her children, Rita Porter of Chillicothe, James Lee (Nora) Fix Jr. of Henry, Betty Shanahan of Chillicothe, Mary Fix of East Peoria, Margaret Fix of Champaign; grandchildren, Cherise McMillen, Eric Porter, Jennifer, Jeff and Matt Fix, Michael Shanahan, Danielle and Cody Pullium; great-grandchildren, Joshua Parmer, Michael and Grace Phillips and Abby, Cameron and Allen Shanahan; great-great-grandson, Justin Parmer and numerous nieces and nephews. Erma graduated valedictorian from Petersburg High School. She worked at the State Library in Springfield and she was a handler of the Gettysburg Address. She later worked 38 years at Caterpillar before retiring. Her family was her life; she was a loving mother and grandmother and had strong Christian beliefs. Cremation has been accorded and a private celebration of life will be held. In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite animal shelter in her name.