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7/27/2019 12:02:00 PM
Jessie Gertrude Pulley
May 27, 1944 - July 26, 2019
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Jessie Gertrude Pulley, 75 of Taylorville, passed away at 8:20 a.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019 in her home, surrounded by her family.  

She was born on May 27, 1944 in Aurora, Illinois, the daughter of David L. and Gertrude (Newberry) Barrows.  She married William Henry Pulley on June 15, 1968 in East St. Louis, Illinois.  

Mrs. Pulley was a homemaker and enjoyed working in her yard, refinishing furniture, and playing Bingo.  She was a talented crocheter having made countless pieces including many baby blankets.   She held a special place in her heart for the many dogs she cared for throughout the years.  

She is survived by her husband: Bill Pulley of Taylorville; daughters: Debbie L. Gosnell (Jeffery) of Carlinville and Cindy Hendricks (Roy) of Taylorville; grandchildren: Amy Nation (Tyler), Holden Nagle, T.J. Gosnell, Emma Gosnell, and Anton Gosnell; great-granddaughter: Avery Nation; siblings: Dotti Luchtefeld (Jim) of Belleville, Marilyn Skinner (Jim) of Morrisonville, and Pete Barrows of Taylorville; and several nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandchildren: Sylvia Forrest Nagle, Joshua Gosnell, and Caleb Gosnell.  

A funeral service for Jessie will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at McClure Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Wolfe officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville.  Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.  

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Jessie, or condolences to her family, may be left online at

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