MATTOON -- Georgia V. Trader, age 81, of Mattoon, IL, passed away at 11:59 A.M., Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital in Mattoon, IL.

The funeral service in her honor will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, January 15, 2018, at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938, with Pastor Jake Frederick officiating. Burial will follow at Kickapoo Cemetery in Charleston, IL. The visitation will be held the same day at the funeral home, from 9:00 A.M. until the service begins.

Georgia was born July 15, 1936, in West Frankfort, IL, the daughter of John “Red” and Dorothy (Newman) Reynolds. She married Jesse “Roy” Trader, June 11, 1972, in Woodbury, IL; he survives. Other survivors include her children; three sons, James Shafer and wife Connie of Morriston, FL, Ricky Trader and wife Mary of Mattoon, IL , John Trader and wife Crissy of Mattoon, IL; five daughters, Letha Shafer of Mattoon, IL, Tina Croy and husband Steve of Neoga, IL, Angela Whitman of Decatur, IL, Penny Kelly of Mattoon, IL, and Crystal Pentz and husband Ed of Mattoon, IL; two brothers, Johnny Reynolds and wife Kathy of Mattoon, IL, Donny Reynolds; two sisters, Roberta Green of Hot Springs, AR, Louise Reynolds ; twenty-three grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Tom Newman, Carl Reynolds; and two sons, Ricky Shafer and Eddy Shafer.

Georgia was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Gays, IL. She taught Sunday school in her home to her family. She enjoyed traveling and sewing. She had a passion for baking and loved writing and reading poetry. Georgia will be missed greatly.

Memorials may be made in her honor to the family in care of Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938.

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