Erkenbeck celebrates 90th birthday


Marge Erkenbeck turns 90 years old Sept. 11. No formal celebration is planned but friends are always welcome to visit her at Life’s Journey and birthday greetings may be sent in care of Life’s Journey Senior Living, 705 Kenton Street, Paris.

Born at Redmon, Erkenbeck lived in Paris where she was actively involved with the community. She served three terms as a commissioner on the Paris City Council and was the manager of the Main Street Program. Her other activities included Meals on Wheels, the Cancer Society, Faith in Action, serving as a Paris Hospital volunteer, and she served many years on the former Edgar County Bank’s scholarship committee.

She has two children Joanne (Dan) Trueblood of Decatur and David Erkenbeck of Paris; one granddaughter, Trisha; and one great-granddaughter, Madison.

Erkenbeck is a University of Illinois graduate and a huge Illini fan. She has been a season ticket holder for many years.