MATTOON — Cora Madonna Stuckey, age 89 of Mattoon, IL passed away at 4:05 P.M. Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.
A funeral mass in her honor will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 320 N. 21st Street, Mattoon, IL 61938. A graveside committal service will immediately follow at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Montrose, IL. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home is assisting the family with services.
Cora Madonna was born on September 28, 1929 in Mattoon, IL the daughter of Henry C. and Josephine C. (Lanus) Stuckey. She is survived by one sister, Betty Sehi of Laguna Woods, CA, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by five brothers and six sisters.
Cora Madonna retired from General Electric, where she was employed for over thirty-five years. She later worked at Dairy Queen on 19th Street where she became a familiar and welcoming face to many families. She was a devout member of The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mattoon, IL, Daughter of Isabella 209, Ladies Auxiliary of VFW 1769, and Women of the Moose Chapter 312.
Cora Madonna was quite a character and there was nothing she liked better than an interesting conversation with a good friend. She could have an engaging conversation with anyone. Family was Cora Madonna’s pride and joy in life. She knew and loved each and everyone one of them in a special way. The legacy of Cora Madonna’s zest for life and kind spirit will live on through them.
Memorials in her honor may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.