Vernonia M. ( McNeely) Peek 87 of Shelbyville, IL, formerly of Lakewood, IL and Beecher City, IL, passed away at 11:20 AM Wednesday Jan. 27, 2010 in Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, IL.

Vernonia was born June 25, 1922 at Beecher City, IL the daughter of Bliss and Stella Griffith McNeely.

She married Jason Williams Aug. 25, 1945 and he passed away April 14, 1965.She married Warren Peek Mar. 18, 1972 and he passed away July 22, 2003.

Vernonia was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Shelbyville and a former member of the Robinson Creek Methodist Church near Shelbyville.

Surviving are a step-son Joe Peek and wife Pat of Greensboro, NC; three step-grandchildren; two step-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews: James Barkhurst of St. Louis, MO, Joe Barkhurst and wife Daphne of Calgary, Canada, Anna Sue Roland and husband Steve of Jenson Beach, FL, Iva McNeely of Pana, IL, Harold Frailey and wife Amy of Beecher City, Karen Swiney and husband Mike of Pana, IL; many great nieces and nephews; great friend Irma Dihel of Pana.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jason and Warren, a son in infancy, parents, brothers: Hiawatha McNeely and Roland McNeely, sisters: Kathleen Carey and Marcella Barkhurst.

Funeral services will be held lat 2:00 PM Sunday Jan. 31, 2010 in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville.Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 PM Sunday.Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville.Memorials: First United Methodist Church of Shelbyville.On line condolences may directed to the family at