Ellen Y. Herbert
Ellen Y. Herbert, 68, of Springfield, died at 6:30 pm, Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born February 13, 1948 in Decatur, to E. Dale and Lois Brown Bilkey. She married Dennis A. Herbert on December 14, 1968 and he preceded her in death on January 18, 2010.
Survivors include one daughter Kara L. (Jasen) Riba of Springfield; one son, Jason A. (Kristan) Herbert of Taylorville; one grandson, Jack Riba; one granddaughter, Maddix Herbert; two step grandchildren Hannah Patnode and Shyah Miller; one niece and several nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and one brother Michael Bilkey.
Ellen was a paralegal and a legal secretary for Horace Mann Insurance Company and Feldman, Wasser, Draper and Cox Law office. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Memorial Gathering: 5-7 pm, Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home.
Celebration of Life: 7 pm, Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend Dr. Thomas Radtke officiating.