Leona May (Jackson) Machuga

May 28, 1928 ~ March 21, 2019 (age 90)


Name: Leona May Machuga 
Age: 90
Address: Mount Olive, IL
Died: Thursday, March 21, 2019,  5:55 p.m.   Place: Heritage Health of Gillespie , Gillespie, IL
Born: May 28, 1928  Place: Staunton, IL
Father: the late:  Harry Jackson
Mother: the late:  Paula Braun Jackson
Spouse:  her first marriage was to Roy Edward Hegel on September  9, 1943, in St. Charles, Missouri and ended in divorce.  Roy died March 23, 1970.  Leona married Elmer Machuga locally on November 15, 1964.   He died June 5, 1970.  
Schooling:  attended White City Schools. White City, Illinois 
Occupation:  She was employed as a waitress for The Crossroads Cafe for 35 years , at that time owners were Earl and Lorraine Schwenner and also worked for the Sunset Cafe, all in Mt. Olive.

Interests: Enjoyed Gardening  // Loved visiting the Alton Belle Casino and Bingo at the Mt. Olive VFW and nursing home.
Survivors: 4 Sons:  Kenneth (Betty) Hegel of Oakland, KY //  Harry (Dawn) Hegel of Litchfield, IL //  Johnny Hegel of Mt. Olive, IL //  Dennis (Brenda) Hegel of Walshville, IL // 2 Daughters:  Shirley "Frosti" Bradley of Litchfield, IL //  Mary Ann Machuga of Carlinville, IL // and 1 Daughter-in-law, Carol Hegel of Mt. Olive, IL. 16 Grandchildren // 33 Great Grand Children // 4 Great-Great Grand Children 
Preceded in Death: Parents:  Harry & Paula Braun Jackson // 1 Son: Roy Leon Hegel // 3 Brothers: Harry, Raymond and Albert Jackson

Visitation: Monday, March 25, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, IL
Funeral Service: Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 11:00 am  Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, IL
Burial: Chapman Cemetery, Mt. Olive. 
Clergy: Reverend Jeff Martin
Pallbearers: Sons: Harry and Dennis Hegel: Grandchildren: James Hegel // John Hegel, JR. //  Nick  Hegel // Mike Hegel // Mathew Bowman // Ken Wolf //  Brandi Kershaw // Kyle Ritchie: Nephew: Harry Jackson Jr.
Memorials:  Chapman Cemetery
Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive is in charge of arrangements.

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March 25, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Becker & Son Funeral Home
221 S Poplar St
Mt. Olive, IL 62069

Funeral Service
March 26, 2019

11:00 AM
Becker & Son Funeral Home
221 S Poplar St
Mt. Olive, IL 62069

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