Villetta (Allen) Brundage, 97, of El Paso, Texas, went to be with her Lord April 25, 2011.
She was born July 15, 1913, in Milledgeville, Ill., to Orville and Clara Allen. The oldest of five children, she graduated from Milledgeville High School as valedictorian and went on to Illinois State Teachers College in DeKalb. Her 26 years of teaching included everything from a one-room school house, a grade school class in LaGrange, high school at Malta, finishing with teaching Second Grade, and then First, at Lee Elementary. She met her husband, Maurice, while teaching in Malta and they enjoyed 53 years together. She loved her churches -- both the Brethren Church of Milledgeville and First Congregational Church of Malta, where she taught Sunday school for many years. Villetta lived in El Paso, Texas, since October 2001.
She is survived by her daughter, Eleanor (Rob) Phillips; granddaughter, Sine Phillips; her sisters, Helen Kelly and Ann Millhouse; brother, Orville George (Jean) Allen; nieces, Mickey (James) Jewell, JoAnn Shafer, Catherine Kelly, Roseanne Kelly, Blenda (Barry) Williams, Karen (John) Hiscox, Debbie (Greg) Stubbs, Eileen (Dean) Johnson and Nancy Brundage; and nephews, Allen (Jill) Millhouse and Mark (Caralee) Kelly. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice, and her sister, Eva Simpson.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with interment at Malta Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Villetta (Allen) Brundage Memorial Fund, in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.