August 29, 1955 — January 14, 2022
Myrna Rae Felix, 66 of Springfield passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022 at The Christian Village in Lincoln following years of living with Friedreich’s Ataxia disorder. She was born on August 29, 1955 in Ogden, Utah, the daughter of Paul C. and Jacqueline (Kirk) Felix. Myrna graduated from Taylorville High School in 1973 and was a graduate of Illinois State University. She went on to earn a post-graduate degree in computer science and a master’s of English Literature from the University of Illinois. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Myrna previously worked for the Illinois Department of Revenue, Springfield Center for Independent Living, and wrote editorials for the State Journal-Register. She loved literature and writing, especially poems. She will be remembered by her infectious laugh and quick wit. Myrna lived her entire life trying to help others, always wanting to make the world a better place. She was a philanthropic person, giving to multiple causes. She was an activist for many causes including helping those living with disabilities. When her battle with her disorder caused her to need a home more suitable for her life, she teamed with Habitat for Humanity, to personally work towards the goal of a fully accessible home for herself. The beauty of nature, especially flowers and trees, butterflies and hummingbirds, and pictures of the moon, was something she always appreciated. The way in which Myrna lived her life is an inspiration to many, including her family.
She is survived by her father: Paul C. Felix (Sharon) of St. George, Utah; sisters: Kristi Tegge (Scott) of Geneva and Laurie Felix of Taylorville; nieces and nephews: Zachary Tegge (Katie), Jordan Hall (Garrett), and Cole Tegge; 1 great nephew and 3 great nieces: and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother: Jacqueline Felix, infant sister: Diana Anita Felix, and her beloved support dogs: Yoda and Sunshine, and cat: Tybalt.
A funeral service for Myrna will take place at 11:00am on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Dr. Paul Kay officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral on Tuesday. Burial will be in the Grove City Cemetery. Memorials in Myrna’s name may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or the Animal Protective League. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Myrna, or condolences to the family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.