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OAKLEY -- Daphne Ann Cunningham, 90, of Oakley, passed away Friday, December 21, 2018, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her family.

Daphne was born October 11, 1928, in Chicago, IL to Hobart and Janet (Miller) Jackson. She married Carl Lester Cunningham. Daphne was a member of Oakley Brick Church of the Brethren. She was a personal banker for First National Bank of Decatur, for many years. She loved to dance, go camping, travel and horses, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her three children, Michael Cunningham of Oakley, IL, Rusty (Donna) Cunningham of Marion, IL and Linda (Roger) Rutledge of Argenta, IL; seven grandchildren, Dawn (Ken) Schuster, Jennifer (Michael) Bell, Shannon (Andy) Edwards, Tobi (Justin) Carver, Tory (Wendy) Cunningham, Carlyn (Chris) Meats and Erin Rutledge; fourteen great-grandchildren, Morgan, Alyssa, Baylee, Titan, Madison, Tyler, Brody, Jacob, Josh, Jaxon, Paxtin, Jacie, Christy and Coraly; two brothers, Hobart H (Marlene) Jackson, Jr. of Bolivar, MO and Larry Jackson of Moriston, FL; sister-in-law, Judy Jackson of Fairbury , IL; and best friend, Barb Yobski.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Bryce Rutledge and one brother, David Jackson.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Daphne Cunningham will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, December 28 and 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, before the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Oakley Brick Church of the Brethren 10344 Cerro Gordo Blacktop, Oakley, IL 62501, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or Leader Dogs for the Blind 1039 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48307-3115.

The family of Daphne Cunningham is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at


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