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Alice Motley | 79 | Pittsfield

Alice Motley, age 79 departed from this life on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023, at Springfield Memorial Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. Alice Bernice Motley was the former Alice Fisher, the daughter of the late Albin and Bernice Fisher of Nebo and Pittsfield. Alice was born May 14, 1944, at home in rural Nebo, Illinois.
She attended Nebo elementary and junior high schools and was a 1962 graduate of Pittsfield High School. Alice completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business Education from Illinois State University. Alice and Dudley Motley were married by Reverend Walter Fleming on June 20, 1965 at Nebo Christian Church. They lived in Granville, Oglesby, and Godfrey before residing for 45 years in Pittsfield. In 2018 Alice and Dudley moved to Concordia Village in Springfield, IL where Dudley currently resides. Alice taught business education and home economics classes at Granville and LaSalle-Peru High Schools and John Wood Community College (Pittsfield extension). She was an Office Manager at the Counseling Center and Illini Rehab, and served as specialty physicians’ Office Manager and Nutritional Counselor at Illini Hospital. While in Pittsfield, Alice was a dedicated member of the Detroit Christian Church, where she taught adult and children’s Sunday School classes, coordinated multiple outreach programs, enjoyed serving in the nursery, and volunteered at Mississippi Valley Christian Service Camp. She was heavily involved in Boy/Girl Scouting, the Business and Professional Women’s Club, and the Pittsfield Women’s Investment Club. Alice loved to bowl, enjoyed spending time in her garden, and was an outstanding cook. At Concordia Village, Alice served on the culinary and women’s program committees and delighted in weekly Bible studies. No one stayed a stranger for very long around Alice.
Alice is survived by her husband, Dudley Motley; sisters, Ruth (Jim) Eilers of Pana and Grace Schwalb of Jacksonville; children, Pamela Chmielewski of Latham and Allen (Cathy) Motley of Pittsfield; grandchildren, Jacob Baughman of Taylorville, Rebekah (Nicholas) Greenslaugh of Lincoln, Nicole (Brenton) Motley of Pittsfield, and Austin (Jasmine) Motley of Pittsfield; and one great-grandchild, Elena Sueann Noble. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albin and Bernice Fisher.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023, at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield, IL with interment to be held after the service at Pittsfield West Cemetery. Visitation was held Monday, Dec. 4, 2023, at the funeral home from 4 to 6 p.m. Memorials are suggested to be made to Detroit Christian Church. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com. Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling the arrangements.

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