Shelbyville Daily Union


February 20, 2013

Irene Lilly

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Irene Lilly


Irene Lilly, 88, of Windsor IL died 12:02 a.m. Tuesday (February 19, 2013) in the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home, Mattoon.

She was born October 25, 1924, the daughter of Ora and Bessie (Barker) Willis. She married Homer Lilly, January 27, 1942 and he preceded her in death in 1981.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda and husband Jim Morgan of Windsor; son, Larry and wife Nancy Lilly of Sullivan; sister, Pauline Howard of Windsor; 4 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 7 step-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home in Windsor, IL Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at the Windsor Cemetery. Richard Eident will officiate.

Preceding her in death, brother Orval Willis, parents and husband.

Irene was well known in the community as a very talented seamstress. She was a kind, loving and giving lady. She would give you the shirt off her back. If it didn't fit, she would alter it.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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