Elma Grace Masters, 93, of Taylorville passed away at 8:50am on Monday, June 29, 2015 in her home.  She was born on October 10, 1921 in Morrisonville, Illinois, the daughter of Bert Barrett and Virgie Inez Tolliver Smith.  She married Vernon LeVoy Masters on May 17, 1941 in St. Charles, Missouri.  He preceded her in death on December 16, 1975.  Elma and Vernon owned and operated Masters Tire Service in Taylorville for many years.  She was a long time member of the Taylorville First United Methodist church where she served in a variety of ways including teaching Sunday School for 62 years.  Elma’s favorite thing was helping those around her by volunteering with a number of different organizations.  
Elma is survived by her daughters: Nancy Scott, husband Russell, of Irvine CA, and Monita Kalka, husband Dale, of Taylorville; foster son: Lennie Scott (Chris) of Perrysville IN; grandchildren: Rusty Scott, wife Jill, Damon Scott, wife Tracie, Dayla Balster, husband Thomas, Shanon Wagner, husband David, and Barrett Kalka, wife Tiffany; 3 foster Grandchildren; 14 Great Grandchildren; 5 Great Great  Grandchildren;  sister: Gloria Jones of Taylorville, and sister-in-laws: Gloria Masters, Priscilla McDowell and Virginia Eller. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother: Harold Smith Sr., and sister: Virginia Kenyon.  
Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Friday, July 3, 2015 at the Taylorville First United Methodist Church with Rev. Becky Lembke officiating.  Visitation will be held from 4-7pm on Thursday at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville and from 10-11am Friday at the church.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville.  Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 200 S Walnut, Taylorville, The American Cancer Society 225 N Michigan Ave. Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60501, or the Community Women’s Association Scholarship c/o Cathy Coker, 221 N Pershing, Taylorville.  McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville is assisting the Masters family with arrangements.  

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