The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

March 6, 2014

Lilian May Connelly

The Commercial-News

---- — Lilian May Connelly, 100, of Danville, left this life on March 3, 2014, at North Logan Health Care Center in Danville.

Per her wishes, she will be cremated, and private family burial services will be held.

Lilian was born on April 27, 1913, in Danville to Robert and Bonnie (May) Meridith.

She attended Jackson and Washington Grade schools and Danville High School before going on into the workforce. Lilian enjoyed sales and worked at Meis and Jewel Strauss throughout the years.

She was a member of the Harrison Park Women’s Golf Association and enjoyed playing golf for many years. She also enjoyed playing cards and going to CRIS Senior Services to play euchre. Lilian looked forward to one martini for happy hour.

Lilian married Julius Connelly on Oct. 4, 1936, in Paris, Ill., and he preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 2003.

She leaves behind her two children, Nancy M. Connelly and David (Nancy Ann) Connelly; two grandchildren, Rebecca Meister and Steven (Carla) Connelly; and two great-grandchildren, Natalie Jordan Lopez and Jacob Russell Connelly.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Julius.

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