Eva Irene Braden, 99, of Strasburg, IL, passed away at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022 in her home with her family at her side.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 27, 2022 in Grace Lutheran Church, Strasburg, IL with Rev. Kene Whybrew officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday in the church. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville, IL. Memorials may be given to the Lutheran Ladies Aid of Strasburg, IL. Arrangements are by Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Strasburg, IL.
Eva was born on August 11, 1923 at home in Strasburg, IL, the daughter of Edward F. and Edith I. (Kull) Reel. She graduated from Strasburg High School. While attending Sparks Business College in Shelbyville, she worked for the Shelbyville Daily Union. She later worked at the Shelby County Courthouse, St. Anthony’s Parish, Stewardson-Strasburg School District and the Village of Strasburg. Eva married Arthur E. Braden on December 15, 1946 in Strasburg and raised five children. She was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Strasburg, IL. Eva enjoyed gardening, walking, playing cards and loved being a grandmother.
She is survived by her daughters, Margaret Opfer (Rodger) of Shobonier, IL, and Janet Louthan of Surprise, AZ; sons, Dwight Braden (Vicky) of Strasburg, IL, and Larry Braden (Marla) of Strasburg, IL; sister, Maurine Kull of Allen, TX; brother, Wayne Reel of Mattoon, IL; grandchildren, Melanie Beville (Lawrence), Nathan Opfer (Diana), Nicholas Braden (Kara), Jocelin Devlin (Bob), Lora Burt (David), Patrick Braden (Maria), and Buddy Braden (Emily); 16 great grandchildren; and one great great grandson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur Braden on October 22, 1974; son, John Braden; and sister-in-law, Lavetta Reel; and brother-in-law, Floyd Kull.
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