Alma M. Black of Taylorville

Alma M. Black, 95, of Taylorville, passed away September 18, 2011 at 6:15am at the Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Taylorville, IL.  She was born March 9, 1916 in Herrick, the daughter of Earl and Addie Beck Weaver.  She married Frank Black on April 2, 1934 in Shelbyville, IL.  She owned and operated the first health club and health food store in Taylorville.  A beauty salon, steam bath parlor that Frank and Alma operated.  She had been business woman of the year, and active as a navy mother for years.  She raised several foster children and in later years took care of the elderly in her home.  She was a member of the Community of Christ Church in Taylorville, IL.

She is survived by Son; James (Peggy) Black of Danville, IL; daughter; Marilyn Malmberg of Taylorville, IL. Brothers; Glen(Ruby) Weaver of Port Huron, MI; Kenneth Weaver of Elgin, IL; John (Mary) Weaver of Mt. Zinn, IL; Eugene (Marilyn) Weaver of Decatur, IL., Sisters; Pauline(Frank) O'Conner of Elgin, IL, Mary (Don) Hadden of Decatur, IL; Alice Trueblood of Pekin, IL.; Sister-in-law, Melba Weaver of Assumption, IL.; Several grand children, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Robert Lanell Black, brother Lloyd Weaver.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday September 20, 2011 at 11:00am at Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL with Elder Norman Moses assisted by Elder Ellis Sills officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetary in Cowden, IL.  Visitation will be held Tuesday September 20, 2011 9am - 11am at Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL.

Memorials to the Community of Christ Church, Taylorville, IL.  Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Homes, LTD, Taylorville.  Sign on-line guest book at


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