Elizabeth Magdalena (Craig) Wells-Heidecker, 97, Marshall, handed away Dec. 20, 2020, at Willowbrook Reminiscence Care in Marshall. She was born Nov. 23, 1923, at dwelling, York Township, Clark County, the daughter of Harry Milton Craig & Bertha (Manhart) Craig, each of whom preceded her in demise. She married Joseph Emmitt Wells on Oct. 27, 1945, and he preceded her in demise on Could 3, 1989. She then married James L. Heidecker, Sr. on Aug. 1, 1992 and he preceded her in demise on June 22, 2008. The final surviving authentic member of the 1950 American Legion Submit #90 award-winning Auxiliary Choir, Libby was a beautiful-voiced alto who traveled and entertained the neighborhood and the nation for a few years with the Choir. She was so excited concerning the Choir’s recognition with the mural portray by the Conflict Canines in 2017, and to look at a few of her great-grandkids assist add brush marks to her portrait within the portray. Elizabeth’s earliest reminiscences have been falling asleep as her mom performed the piano. A love and appreciation of music was pressured of their family and Libby and all of her siblings performed musical devices. She started taking part in piano at an early age with earliest public performances at bible college rising up. Libby graduated from Hutsonville Excessive Faculty in 1941. She went to Japanese Illinois State School in Charleston and studied a Music main and English minor. Her older sister was already there pursuing a Music diploma. Libby was extraordinarily energetic in lots of musical actions at Japanese. She served as president of the school band and vice chairman of the Cecilian Singers. She was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority. At all times a ravishing girl, because the runner-up to the queen, she was senior class Homecoming Consultant in 1944. A most cherished reminiscence from Japanese Illinois was singing in a trio, Pinups in Pinafores, that traveled across the Midwest from 1942-1944 entertaining troopers throughout World Conflict II. It’s of be aware that the identical three girls had a reunion 70 years later in Champaign, Illinois in 2013. Libby was a member of Japanese Star since 1945 and acknowledged as a fifty-year member. Libby taught one 12 months in Palestine, however was well-known in Marshall, because the elementary music instructor and piano instructor for a whole bunch of youngsters for practically forty years. Within the early years, she traveled to a few nation colleges, together with Nice Hill and Clarksville, within the afternoons to unfold the music. Highlights have been annual music pageants placed on by the elementary youngsters. Following retirement, Libby continued to provide piano classes till she and Joe began touring to Naples, Fla. yearly with others from the Marshall neighborhood. Whereas spending time in Florida, she remained energetic within the retirement middle’s refrain and spent 5 years taking part in piano for a dance band, and church providers. After Joe handed in 1989, she was blessed to be launched whereas in Naples to a widower, James Heidecker, from Allentown, Pa. Jim shared her love for music and dance. They have been married in 1992 and shared 12 years collectively till his passing. She cherished music her whole life and dancing was not far behind. Even the previous few years at Willowbrook, she can be taking part in the piano and keyboard whereas singing softly. She cherished when she had the chance to benefit from the musical abilities that her grandkids and nice grandkids inherited. She was preceded in demise by siblings, Helen Lucille (Mrs. Paul Crumrin), Beatrice Lorraine (handed at age 16), Stanley Russel Craig, Emma Jane (Mrs. Charles E. Lindley), and Harry Craig, Junior. She is survived by Mrs. Harry Craig, Junior (JoAnn Moorhead) of Columbus, Ohio. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Larry Joe and Linda Sue Wells, of Augusta, Ga., and Tad Orin and Dr. Lori Jane Wells of Zionsville, Ind.; 5 grandchildren, Stefani Elizabeth (John Thomas IV) Raborn of Zionsville, Ind., Dr. Bryan Joseph (Dr. Jill Razor) Wells of Atlanta, Ga., Brie Anne (Thomas Morgan) Tucker, Augusta, Ga., Joseph Michael (Caylie Rentsch) Wells, and Lindsey Faye Wells of Indianapolis; and 7 great-grandchildren, John Thomas Raborn V, Elizabeth Grace Raborn, Avery Emma Wells, Taylor Anne Wells, Jackson Walter Wells, Thomas Wells Tucker, and Mason Chase Tucker. She can also be survived by three step-children, James Heidecker, Junior (Regina) of Allentown, Pa., Jane H. (Mrs. William Barthold) of Nazareth, Pa., and Charles “Buzzy” Heidecker (Sharon) of Bethlehem, Pa.; and 6 step-grandchildren. The household want to thank the employees of Willowbrook Reminiscence Care for his or her loving assist these previous few years. A particular thanks to Miss Stacy Saunders, Libby’s devoted, loving companion for over 5 years. The household is so grateful God despatched an angel to look at over and look after her. Libby was all the time excited to make day journeys with Stacy, to take heed to the Metropolis Band, to see Marshall, and for lunches of coconut shrimp! Identical to her personal father, “Nana” all the time seemed ahead to her ice cream! Because of the newly-increased public security measures being enforced by the State of Illinois, funeral providers will likely be personal. She will likely be laid to relaxation on the Olive Department Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to the “Marshall Faculty Basis”. Please point out: “In reminiscence of Libby Wells for advantage of the music division.” Mail to: Marshall Neighborhood Unit Faculty District ATTN: Ruth Lisella 503 Pine Avenue, Marshall, Illinois 62441. The Prust-Hosch Funeral Dwelling in West Union is in control of preparations. For extra data, or to share a reminiscence or condolence on-line, please go to www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.