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Bernice Lilly

B. Deanon Lilly

Sunday, May 29th, 1932 Sunday, February 16th, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for B. Deanon Lilly

Bernice Deanon Lilly, 87, of Viola, passed away Sunday. February 16, 2020, at Genesis Medical Center, Aledo.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, February 22, at Nichols Bewley Funeral and Cremation Services. Burial will be at the New Boston Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday, February 21, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be left to the B. Deanon Lilly Memorial Fund. Please share your love, memories and support with Deanon's family at www.NicholsBewley.com.

Bernice Deanon Lilly was born May 29, 1932, in South Pekin, IL, the daughter of Albert and Charlotte Long Tompkins. She married Elmer L. Lilly on April 3, 1950, in Unionville, IA.

Deanon was a Certified Nurses Aid having worked at Mercer County Hospital and area nursing homes.

Deanon enjoyed cooking, crocheting, puzzles, bird watching, feeding her chipmunks and squirrels, cards, dice and especially time with her family.

Those left to honor and cherish her memory include her children, Jesse (Linda) Tompkins of Viola, Mary (Elmer deceased) Daniels of Viola, Gary (Marcia) Lilly of Midlothian, IL, Elmer (Denise) Lilly, Jr. of Andover, IL, Ron (Connie) Lilly of Viola, and Laura (Bill) Anderson of Aledo; sisters, Alberta Campbell of Keithsburg and Audrey (Ben) Benechek of New Boston; brother, Lloyd Tompkins of Keithsburg; twenty-one grandchildren, thirty-three great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren with two lovingly expected; and step-sisters, Francis Dehm and Lucy Richardson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmer, Sr.; daughter, Martha Jane Mayfield; sisters, Anna Munson and Imogene Tompkins; brothers-in-law, Jim Campbell and Bee Munson; and brother, Jack Tompkins.


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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 21st, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Nichols Bewley Funeral and Cremation Services
    103 SW 3rd St
    Aledo, IL
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    Friday, February 21st, 2020
    4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Nichols Bewley Funeral and Cremation Services
    103 SW 3rd St
    Aledo, IL
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    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
    11:00am
    Officiant
    Danny Campbell
  • Interment

    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 |
    New Boston Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    New Boston, IL
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    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
  • Reception

    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 |
    New Boston United Methodist Church
    605 Main St
    New Boston, IL
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    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
    Immediately following the graveside committal.

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Brenda and Carl Stratton

You will always hold a place in our hearts. We will miss you. With all our love, forever.
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Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Angie Talbott-Glover

Dear Bertie & Lloyd,
We are so sorry to hear about your sister’s passing. May God comfort you all at this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.
Angie Talbott-Glover & family
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Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for the loss of this exceptional lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you all.
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Mike and Sally Przybyla

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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