Eugene McNeely

Eugene McNeely

Eugene McNeely, 91, of Anna, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2023.  

He was born on Oct. 11, 1932, in Lake, W. Va., the son of Ora and Inez Craddock McNeely. 

He married Barbara Ellison Poliszczuk on May 25, 1996, in Rockford.

Mr. McNeely was an over the road truck driver until this retirement. He enjoyed camping and taking road trips or just driving around to view the scenery.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara McNeely of Anna; children Donna (Dennis) Eakley of Carrollton, Ga., Rebecca Brescia of Anna and Robert McNeely of Rockford; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Joe McNeely; and a sister, Marie Berg. 

Visitation was from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at Rendleman &  Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Visitation was also from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Highland Garden of Memories in Belvidere. Interment immediately followed. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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Anna, Illinois 62906
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