Elois Mowery, 91, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at her home.
She was born on Sept. 26, 1929, in Dongola, the daughter of Glenn E. and Lois Ina Lingle Mowery.
She married the love of her life, Leroy C. Mowery, on March 12, 1949, in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 2005.
She graduated from Tamms High School in 1948. She was a member of the Mill Creek Lutheran Church. She enjoyed quilting, cooking, embroidery and especially loved her family. Her family brought her true joy every day.
She is survived by her children, Karen Biggs and Glenn (Ludena) Mowery, both of Jonesboro; grandchildren Wes Biggs, Clint (Cheryl) Mowery, Suzette (Josh) Baker, Jeff (Debbie) Biggs, Brad (Nicole) Mowery, Chad Mowery and Adam (Jesse) Mowery; great-grandchildren Alexis Baker, Bailey Biggs, Grace, Mathew, Khaleb, Nathan, Beckham, Austin, Emily, Andrew, Cheyenne, Leah Jo and Mia Mowery, Leroy Biggs, Chloe Mowery and Colton Mowery; a sister, Shirley Poole of Vienna; a sister-in-law, Joyce Mowery of Dongola; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leroy C. Mowery; a son, Steven Mowery; a grandson, Kyle Mowery; a sister, Hazel (Gilbert) Dewitt; and a brother, Carroll Mowery.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with Bill Littrell officiating.
Interment followed in St. John’s Cemetery near Dongola.
Memorials can be made to St. John’s Cemetery or to Hospice of Southern Illinois.
To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com.
Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.