Melba P. “Pat” Wernle

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Melba P. “Pat” Wernle, age 79 of Highland, IL, died Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, IL.

She was born on Tuesday, May 24, 1938, in Greenville, IL, the daughter of John H. and Golda A. (nee Tipsword) Farley.

She was a member of VFW Auxilitary to Post #5694 and a former member of Highland Country Club.

Pat was born in Greenville, IL, and grew up in Pocahontas, IL. She was a graduate of Greenville High School. After high school, she lived in Greenville, IL, and worked at DeMoulin Bros and Company. She moved to Milan, IL and helped her husband operating Subway Tavern in Bettendorf, Iowa. She also worked at a candy factory, while living in Milan, IL. She moved back to Greenville, IL, and then to Highland, IL, in 1973. She worked at Devtron for a number of years. In her retirement, she painted in oils and sketched. She was a wonderful seamstress. She was an avid antique collector. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother that enjoyed watching their sporting events.

Survivors include:
Daughter – Barbara M. (Randy) Gelly, Trenton, IL
Daughter – Pamela S. Frey, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Aaron R. (Dr. Bonnie) Gelly, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Matthew C. (Cara) Gelly, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Mallary P. Frey, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Stephanie M. (Promised To – Brandon R. Merkle) Frey, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Dylan L. Frey, Saint Rose, IL
Grandchild – Tyler J. Gelly, Trenton, IL
Great Grandchild – Kenzie M. Gelly
Great Grandchild – Lexa A. Gelly
Great Grandchild – Brenden M. Gelly
Great Grandchild – Blake M. Gelly
Great Grandchild – Boston R. Gelly
Great Grandchild – Karigan J.P. Gelly, Highland, IL
Brother – Ronald D. (Betty) Farley, Sr., Pocahontas, IL
Sister – Lucille Mills, Florida

She was preceded in death by:
Father – John H. Farley – Died 07/1974
Mother – Golda A. Farley, nee Tipsword – Died 01/03/1988
Ex-Husband – William D. Wernle – Died 3/05/2010
Brother – Robert G. Farley – Died 4/14/1982
Brother – John “Jack” Farley
Brother – Francis D. “Frank” Farley – Died 6/11/1996
Sister – Betty J. Clayton – 4/18/1984
Sister – Helen J. Teter Gibson – Died 12/08/2012
Sister – Infant Farley

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Friday, May 25, 2018, at Faith Baptist Church in Highland, IL.

Memorial Services will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 25, 2018, at Faith Baptist Church in Highland, IL, with Rev. Rob Kirbach, pastor of First Baptist Church, Highland, IL, officiating.

Interment will be at Highland City Cemetery in Highland, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to To The Family.