Cleo Faye Chiti, 85, of Springfield, died Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at Sunrise Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Virden.
She was born August 17, 1935, in Paxton, the daughter of Edwin and Mable M. Augsburger Spellmeyer. Cleo married George W. Chiti in 1956. He preceded her in death in 1996.
Cleo was of the Methodist faith. She worked at Fiat-Allis where she retired in 1991 after 24 years of service. She also worked for several temporary employment agencies, retiring in 1996.
Cleo is survived by three daughters, Katherine M. Sims of Springfield, Teresa D. (husband, Phillip) Thompson of Pawnee and Deborah F. Frailey of Springfield; one son, Edwin A. (wife, Brenda) Chiti, of Williamston, North Carolina; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
A private funeral service was held with Rev. Chuck Kurfman officiating. Burial was at Virden Cemetery in Virden.
Memorials may be made to the Pawnee Food Pantry, P.O. Box 304, Pawnee, IL 62558, or the American Cancer Society, 675 E. Linton Ave., Springfield, IL 62703. Curry Funeral Home in Pawnee is in charge of arrangements.