Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
October 5, 2011 1:07 pm EDT


LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. — Joan Eloise McFeely Ekedahl, affectionately known as “Fi,” passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 9 2011, in Lincolnshire, Ill.

Fi was born in Mount Vernon, Ohio, on June 8, 1929, to Paul and Miriam Mardis McFeely. She graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1947, and attended Oberlin College where she majored in Home Economics and played volleyball.

Fi is survived by her sister, Jane Woodward of Hilliard, Ohio; her cousin, Dr. Perry (Louise) Trinkner of Mount Vernon, Ohio; her two daughters, Christine Cappellucci of Almont, Colo., and Margaret “Peggy” Holloway of Deerfield, Ill.; four grandchildren, Tyler Cappellucci and Jesse Cappellucci Ebner of Colorado, and Connor and Jesse Holloway of Deerfield, Ill.; and one great-grandchild, Warren David Ebner of Colorado. She was “Auntie Fi” to her many nieces and nephews who have said she was their favorite. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m. in Mound View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Macular Degeneration Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 531313, Henderson, NV 89053;; or to the charity of your choice. To leave the family a condolence online visit

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Joan “Fi” Eloise McFeely Ekedahl.

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