Angela Kay Herrington

MATTOON — Angela Kay Herrington, age 51 of Mattoon, IL passed away at 11:59 AM, Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at her residence.

A funeral service in her honor will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, September 16, 2019 at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, located at 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938; Reverend Ron Dickinson will officiate. A committal service will immediately follow in Dodge Grove Cemetery. A visitation will be held from noon until the time of service at the funeral home.

Angie was born on June 10, 1968 in Toledo, OH the daughter of David A. and Shirley L. (Livesay) Herrington. She is survived by her mother, Shirley Livesay Herrington of Mattoon, IL; one brother, David A. Herrington II and wife Jeannette M. Shelton of San Jose, CA; and one nephew, William Shelton Herrington of San Jose, CA; stepmother, Marsha Herrington of Monticello, IL; and two kitties, Lucy and Cali. She is preceded in death by her father; maternal grandparents, Ray and Leffel Livesay of Mattoon, IL, and paternal grandparents, Bill and Harriett Herrington of Arcola, IL.

Angie graduated from Mattoon High School in 1986 and was a member of Green Wave varsity cheerleading squad. She then attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, receiving a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Economicsusiness) and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

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For over twenty-five years, Angie worked in insurance and risk management as a Commercial Casualty Insurance Underwriter for Aetna Casualty and Surety in the Chicago Area. She happily returned to her Mattoon roots as a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Certified Risk Manager (CRM), and Certified School Risk Manager (CSRM) for First Mid Insurance Group.  She enjoyed traveling and visiting with her friends and family. She treasured the moments spent with “Ma”, her grandmother Livesay, who taught her how to be an excellent cook at an early age. Angie mastered the recipes for Texas Chili and Caesar Salad. She loved to go flying with her grandfather Ray Livesay, who was a licensed pilot and owner of a Beechcraft Bonanza. She even took flying lessons and soloed in an airplane while attending the U of I.

Angie was a loving daughter, sister, and friend and will always be remembered for her elegance and class.

Memorials in Angie's honor may be made to The National Pancreas Foundation, 3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 700, Bethesda, MD 20814

Please visit www.mitchell-jerdan.com or www.facebook.com/mitchelljerdanfuneralhome to light a virtual candle in her honor or share a memory with the family.

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