Lorraine Hudson, 86, Mattoon

Lorraine Hudson, 86, of Mattoon, died at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, in Mattoon.

Graveside and military services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Maplewood Cemetery in St. Elmo. Visitation was held one hour prior to services at Kessel Funeral Home in St. Elmo. Memorials: Lincolnland Hospice of Sarah Bush, 700 W. Lincoln, Suite 800, Charleston, Ill., 61920.

Mrs. Hudson was born on May 19, 1922, in Thealka, Ky., the daughter of Patrick and Nora Helton Murphy. She married James C. Hudson on March 16, 1946, in Rapid City, S.D.; he died on March 31, 2002.

She was of the Methodist faith, loved flowers, enjoyed sewing and adored her granddaughters. She served with the Women’s Army Corps during World War II and attained the rank of corporal.

She is survived by a daughter, Donna and her husband Jack Shapley of Tulsa, Okla.; son, Jim Hudson of Mattoon; granddaughters, Ashley Hudson of Eureka, Calif., and Whitney Hudson of Chicago; one brother; and two sisters.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and seven brothers and sisters.

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