Clara Louise (Presley) Farley, 64, died peacefully at her home at 6:49 a.m., Sunday, February 20, 2011 after a period of declining health. She was born in rural Grafton on April 23, 1946, one of eight children born to the late Hubert H. & Helen I. (Smith) Presley. She was raised in the Grafton area, and graduated in 1964 from Jersey Community High School. For a period of time, Louise was employed at the Hardin Apartments at Beverly Farms in Godfrey. Louise loved to play bingo, read, do crossword puzzles, play cards, but most of all just enjoyed being with her family.She is survived by her four chldren & their spouses, Jack & Genice Farley of McCalla, Alabama, Eric & Gina Farley of Jerseyville,Melissa & Macano Juarez of Oregon, and Tricia & Brian Patsaros of Jerseyville; 10 grandchildren, Alicia, Lucas & Lacey Farley,Ethan & Peyton Farley, Eleesa, Vanesa, and Violetta Juarez, and Demetre & Dakotah Patsaros; two brothers, Hubert Presely of Alton, and Robert Presley of Wood River; five sisters, Linda Reed of Dow, Evelyn Rush of Grafton, Darlene Denniston of Anchorage, Alaska, Lorie Woolsey and Marlene Weller both of Jerseyville.She was preceded in death by her parents, and a grandson, Daniel Farley.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.Cremation will take place after the services.Memorials may be given to the Ambulatory Department at Jersey Community Hospital.
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