Sara N. Hull, age 93, of Monmouth, Illinois, passed away at 1:17 PM on Monday, January 9, 2023 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Illinois. She was born March 10, 1929 in Avon, Illinois, the daughter of Elmer and Hilda (Dykeman) Sickles. Sara attended schools in the Monmouth Area and graduated from Kirkwood High School. On August 15, 1945, she married Elmer Lee Hull in Horse Cave, Kentucky and he preceded her in death on April 15, 2011.
Sara worked for Formfit, Canfields, The National Bank (now Midwest Bank), and Warren School District. Her main interest was her family, and she left her family knowing they were loved. She was very independent and a strong role model. She loved to travel, visiting 48 of the 50 United States. She also enjoyed country music entertainment and crocheting.
Sara is survived by two daughters, Nancy (Larry) Livingston of Monmouth, IL and Madeline (Steven) Swanson of Alabaster, AL, her sister, Nellie Brownlee of Alexis, IL, her granddaughters; Michelle (Andy) Ribaudo of Columbia, MO, Amy (Mike) Nero of Richmond, VA, Brandy (John) Sivley of Helena, AL, Kristy (Duane) Swanson of Gulf Breeze, FL, and Rachel (Xander) Keele of Las Vegas, NV, and her grandsons; Michael (Kendra) Livingston of Sebring, FL, Joey (Nicole) Hull of Monmouth, IL, Matthew (Toby) Livingston of Monmouth, IL, Steven (Melissa) Swanson of Trussville, AL, and David Swanson of Alabaster, AL. She is also survived by twenty great-granddaughters, ten great-grandsons, one great-great-grandson, and two great-great-granddaughters. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Elmer, infant son Michael, daughter Linda, son Gary, and two brothers.
A graveside service for Sara Hull is planned for 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at Monmouth Cemetery in Monmouth, Illinois. Her family will receive friends from 9:00-10:45 AM prior to the service at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Memorials may be left for Boy's Town or the local Honor Flights for our veterans.
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