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Venita Joyce Brinkley of McLeansboro died at 1:35 p.m. on Monday, March 31, 1997, at her home.
Having earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in business education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, she was a teacher at McLeansboro High School for 34 years, retiring in 1990. She was an active member of P.E.O., the Rend Lake College Foundation, the Hamilton County Historical Society and the First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
At her request there was no visitation; interment services were conducted at the family mausoleum in the IOOF Cemetery in McLeansboro at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 1997.
Services were under the direction of Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
She is survived by her husband William J. Brinkley; her mother, Neva Stroud Schwarm of Marion, Illinois; one brother, Lewis "Sonny" Schwarm of Marion, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Murrel Schwarm; and one sister, Patsy Clark.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Vernon.