Elizabeth J. Pherigo, 85, of Chandlerville, passed away at Walker Nursing Home in Virginia, at 8:50 a.m. on Monday, June 5. She was born Aug. 7, 1931 in Peoria to Wilmur and Blanche (Boxwell) Culp. She married Albert Eugene Pherigo on Sept. 18, 1948 in Missouri. He preceded her in death on June 17, 2002.
Mrs. Pherigo is survived by seven children: Nanette (Larry) Shaner of Virginia, Rickie (partner Sandy Sklenka) Pherigo of Chandlerville, Allen (Karen) Pherigo of Chandlerville, Ronnie (Andrea) Pherigo of Chandlerville, Debra (Larry) Justice of Virginia, Cindy Ackerman of Chandlerville, Mike (Martina) Pherigo of Bath; son-in-law Terry Garner of Chandlerville; 21 grandchildren; and 56 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Jack, Keith and Dale Culp. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one daughter, Diana Garner.
Mrs. Pherigo was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She was a member of the Chandlerville American Legion. She enjoyed doing activities at Walker Nursing Home, gardening and spending time with her family.
Visitation will be held at Lintner-Hurley Funeral Home on Thursday, June 8, from 5 until 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 9, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services at Bethel Cemetery. Rev. George Garnot will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Walker Nursing Home - Resident Activity Fund. Online memorial messages may be left for the family at www.hurleyfh.com.
Lintner-Hurley Funeral Home in Chandlerville is in charge of arrangements.