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Anna Estell

June 20, 1946 — December 23, 2021

Anna Mae Estell, 75, of Taylorville, formerly of Litchfield, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 7:41 a.m. at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. She was born on June 20, 1946, in Taylorville, Ill., a daughter of William Payne and Adeline (Stephens) Bates. Anna graduated from Litchfield High School with the Class of 1965.
She was a Certified Nursing Assistant at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. In her earlier years, she worked at the former Turtle Creek Nursing Home in Litchfield and at Meadow Manor Nursing home in Taylorville. Anna married Donald Wayne Estell on March 25, 1995 in Litchfield. He preceded her in death on January 22, 2007.

She is survived by: five daughters, Debra (Timothy) Sparling of Taylorville, Ill., Darla (Michael) Stephens of Morrisonville, Ill., Shona Baker of Kincaid, Ill., Dedra Baker of Nokomis, Ill., Gina Blanchette of Mattoon, Ill., four step-children, Lisa (David) Lindsay of Litchfield, Ill., Karin (Ronald) Lowery of Gillespie, Ill., David (Sherri) Estell of Sorento, Ill., James (Dawn) Estell of Oreana, Ill., three sisters Carol (Andy) Jeffers of Litchfield, Ethel Lash of Kincaid, Ill., Tamara Heyen of Kincaid, Ill., 11 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband Donald, Anna was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Larry Payne; James and Roy Bates; sister, Patricia Reid, Step daughter, Diana Hanafin and three grandchildren, Charles Baker; Ashley Lucycow; Jason Lucycow.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield, Ill.,, The Rev. Floyd Terry of Nokomis, Ill., will officiate. Burial will be in Harvel Cemetery in Harvel. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m.

Memorials are requested to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Plaza, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

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