MARTHA JEAN (PULLEN) HERRINGTON, 88, of Arcola, IL passed away at 6:12 A.M. on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the Arcola United Methodist Church. Rev. Vince Rohn and Rev. Bruce Baker will officiate. Visitation will be held from Noon until service time on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the Church. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 9, 2014 The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Martha was born on November 20, 1925 in Arcola, IL. She was a daughter of H.W. and Myrtle Alice (Hood) Pullen. She married Charles Herrington on August 11, 1979 in Arcola, IL. He passed away on February 21, 1990.
She is survived by one brother, Carol Pullen of Monmouth, IL; one sister, Doris “Dory” Edwards of Arcola, IL; a step-daughter, Marquitta Mulroney of Arcola, IL; several nieces and nephews and step-grandchildren.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and ten siblings, Averill Bowles, Anita Pullen, Cora Steproe, Laurene Lindstrom, Harvey Pullen, Vernon Pullen, Louella Rippey, Robert “Popeye” Pullen, Donald Pullen, a one day old infant sister and a step-son, Don Herrington.
Martha had worked for Civil Service in Urbana, IL right out of High School. She also worked for the National Broom Corn Manufactures Association at the Record Herald in Arcola, IL. In 1961 she went to work for the City of Arcola and retired in 1979.
Martha was a member of the Arcola United Methodist Church.
She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Arcola Veteran of Foreign Wars.
She enjoyed playing Bunko and spending time with family and friends, and she was an avid Purple Rider and Illini fan.
Memorial may be made to the Arcola United Methodist Church Choir or the Arcola Sports Boosters.