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Elaine Theobald

July 31, 1924 ~ July 22, 2019 (age 94)


Elaine Theobald, 94, formerly of Urbana, died at 3:47pm on July 22, 2019 at Fair Havens Christian Village in Decatur. 

There will be a visitation from 4:00-6:00pm on Thursday July 25 at Owens Funeral Home (101 N. Elm St.) in Champaign.  The funeral mass will be at 10:00am on July 26 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church (708 W. Main St.) in Urbana. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana.  

Elaine was born on July 31, 1924 in Sims, IL, a daughter of Gilbert and Hester (Hayes) Bull.  She married Robert Theobald on June 14, 1945 in Paducah, KY.  He died on March 2, 2002.

Survivors include: Daughters, Sr. Julia Theobald of Mowequa and Martha Theobald of Parkersburg, WV; grandsons, Andrew Scott of Columbus, Ohio and Eric Scott of Parkerburg, WV.; her sister, Jane B. Kinney of Pinehurst, NC, sister-in-law, Mary Theobald of Paducah, KY and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bob, two daughters, Nancy and Sarah and one son, Robert.

Elaine was always very active in the Catholic Community and was a member of both St. Patrick's and Holy Cross Catholic Churches, the Altar and Rosary Guild and Holy Cross Mother's Club.  She was also a Girl Scout leader and 4-H leader for several years.  Elaine also enjoyed knitting and sewing and worked locally at both Zimmerman Fabrics and Twin City Bridal Shop.  She also tended her formidable flower and vegetable gardens.

Memorials may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church, 708 W. Main St. Urbana, IL 61801.

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July 25, 2019

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Owens Funeral Home
101 North Elm Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Funeral Mass
July 26, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Patrick s Catholic Church (Urbana)


St. Patrick's Catholic Church
708 West Main, Urbana IL 61801

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