Theresia Elizabeth Seagraves, 108, of West City, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 8:47 p.m. at Helia HealthCare in Benton.
She was born in Benton, IL on November 11, 1905, the daughter of Isaac Newton and Sallie (Schrade) Simpson.
Mrs. Seagraves was a longtime member of Flatts Baptist Church. She graduated from Benton High School in 1924. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She received several blue ribbons in Town & Country Art Show. She was a talented and gifted artist. She was a loyal St. Louis Cardinals fan and will be greatly missed by her family.
Mrs. Seagraves is survived by three children, William H. Seagraves and wife Pat of Prospect Heights, Mary Lou Lewis, Benton and Molly Frasher, Metropolis. She is also survived by grandchildren Vernon “Rick” Lewis and wife Tricia, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Cyndy Ellis and husband Larry of Waltonville, Terry Lewis, of Benton, Claudia Toler and husband Gary of Thompsonville, William Seagraves II and wife Lisa, of Prospect Heights, Rene Frasher, of Metropolis, Lisa Oldham, of Metropolis, Dan Frasher, of Metropolis, Brenda Schmidt and husband Tim, of Metropolis. Also surviving is 12 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Seagraves was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, four sisters, son-in-law Vernon Lewis and grandson Frank Lewis.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 15 at Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Mark Minor officiating. Burial will follow in the Masonic & Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Morton & Johnston Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
For more information or to sign the memorial register please visit www.mortonjohnstonfuneralhome.com.