Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the Apostolic Christian Church, Fairbury with ministers of the church officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury.
Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 pm Monday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury and 9:00 to 9:45 am Tuesday at the church. The family suggests memorials be given to the Mary Ellen Ifft memorial fund.
Mrs. Ifft was born April 23, 1934 in Gladstone, Oregon the daughter of Oscar and Mary Ellen Kuenzi. She married Gilbert Leon Ifft on January 14, 1956 in Pontiac, IL. He preceded her in death on August 26, 1997.
Survivors include 3 sons, Leon D. (Lois) Ifft, Kailua, HI; Darrell W. (Pamela) Ifft, Fairbury; Loren J. Ifft, Kailua, HI; 1 daughter, Suzanne K. (David) Provance, Rockton, IL; 12 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 1 brother, Benjamin (Caroline) Bolliger, Salem, Oregon.
She is preceded in death by a son, Daniel and 4 brothers.
Mrs. Ifft was a member of the Fairbury Apostolic Christian Church. She had worked at the Silverton Hospital and the bean fields of Silverton, Oregon. Most recently she had worked at Fairbury Fastener.