Etta Mae Credi of Taylorville, IL died at 6:00 am Thursday, February 7, 2013 at her residence.

She was born December 30, 1933 in West Frankfort, IL the daughter of Carroll W. and Ethel Mae White Ford. On March 16, 1961 she married Robert Credi at St. Rita's Catholic Church in Kincaid. Etta Mae was a dedicated employee of the Illinois Department of Insurance for 59 years serving under 11 governors. She was Deputy Director of the Department and was a frequent speaker and beloved member of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Etta Mae was a loving, mother and grandmother. She loved people and served as a surrogate mother to any life she touched. Etta Mae enjoyed sports at Taylorville High School and University of Illinois.

Surviving are her husband, Bob Credi of Taylorville; Children: Dr. Greg Credi and wife Allison of South Bend, IN, Mindy Credi of River Forrest, IL, Geoffery Ford Credi and Fiancee Jami Mitchell of Chicago, and Melissa Bergan and husband Bill of New Town Square, PA. There are 7 grandchildren: Zachary Credi, Madeline Credi, Kalyn Credi, Garrett Credi, Katherine "Katie" Bergan, Molly Credi, and Kyle Bergan. She is also survived by a sister, Betty Quick of Taylorville.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Monday, February 11, 2013 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Sunday at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to: Taylorville Schools Foundation, 521 W. Spresser, Taylorville, IL 62568.

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