Georgia Marie Elam; 88; of Taylorville, IL passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 8:45 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. She was born October  13, 1926 in Taylorville, Il., daughter of Jacob Wm Emerson and Georgia Edith Reber. She married Chester A Elam on October 28, 1944 in Taylorville, Il. She was a homemaker until her children were raised.  She was employed at Franks Food Fair/County Market in Taylorville for 17 years and Taylorville School Dist. Cafeteria for 13 years as a baker.  Georgia loved to cook and everyone loved her cooking skills.  She especially was famous for her chicken noodles and homemade bread rolls. Georgia also enjoyed raising poultry so she could have a chicken or turkey ready at a moments notice. She loved her exotic lilies.

She is survived by her children; sons Steven (Wanda) Elam of Palmer, IL; Martin (Sheryl) Elam of Nokomis, IL, daughters; Bonnie (Preston) Leaderbrand of Spencer, IN, Vickie Dixon of Edinburg, IL, Ellen Elam (Dan Kuchen) of Taylorville; 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren; brother Tim Emerson of Moweaqua; sister Betty Summers of Dixon, IL, Lula Goins of Taylorville, IL; numerous nieces and nephew and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband Chester and ten siblings.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL with Pastor Phillip Neumann officiating.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL. Burial will be at Fraley Cemetery in Taylorville.

Arrangements in care of Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL

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