Everett Speck

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

ANNA, Ill. -- Everett Speck, 95, of Anna died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, at his home.

He was born Aug. 21, 1912, in Anna, son of Henry Crawford and Ethel Norma Kirby Speck. He and Offa Jane Benefield were married Dec. 24, 1933, in Anna. She died Jan. 5, 1997.

Speck was a truck driver 46 years with Florsheim Shoe Co.

Survivors include two sisters, Martha Elliott of Minnesota, Mary Strandt of California; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to service time today at Gospel Kingdom Penecostal Church in Jonesboro, Ill.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be in Anna Cemetery.

Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.