Rella I. Salmons, 103, of Quincy died at 6:20 a.m., Friday, October 14, 2016 in Blessing Hospital, Quincy, IL. Rella was born on Sunday, July 27, 1913 in Shelbyville, IL a daughter of Calvin and Otie (Severe) Howe. She married Clarence J. Salmons in October of 1938, and he preceded her in death in 1997.
Rella was of the Methodist faith. She was a talented quilter, embroiderer and also liked crocheting. Rella loved playing Bingo and cards, especially the game “Skip-Bo”.
She is survived by her children: Gene Salmons and his wife Neveta of Liberty, IL; Garroll Salmons and his wife Norma of Aberdeen, SD; and Barbara McDowell and her husband Richard of Florissant, MO; sister, Fleta Griffith of Decatur, IL; grandchildren, Cheryl (Larry) Vogler; Jerry (Bobbi) Salmons all of Quincy; Barry Dykes of Racine, WI; Brad Dykes and Brian Salmons both of Spokane Valley, WA; Desi (Aaron) Salmons-Midgett of Laramie, WY; Geanne (Ed) Maschler of Olathe, KS; Eric (Christy) McDowell; David (Cristal) McDowell all of Florissant, MO; Jameson (April) Tallyn and Steven Tallyn both of St. Louis, MO; and Sara (Nick) Endejan, of St. Louis; great-grandchildren: Andy and Katie Vogler; Austin and Heather Salmons; Kathryn Midgett; Matthew Dykes; Trisha Hanks; Alex and Alissa McDowell; and James McDowell and Evelyn G. Tallyn; and several nieces and nephews.
Rella was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, two daughters; Julia Salmons and Evelyn Tallyn, one brother; Carl, and five sisters; Vera, Bertha, Leta, Doris, and Edith.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown, IL with Jim Dann officiating and followed by interment in Liberty Cemetery, Sefton. Visitation will be from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 17, 2016 at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown, IL. Memorials are suggested to the Quincy Senior Center Activities Fund, 639 York Street Quincy, IL 62301.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.