Our beloved mother, Ellen A. Landers, 88, of Oakwood, passed away at 2:20 p.m. Nov. 19, 2013, at Champaign County Nursing Home.
She was born in Beecher City on Feb. 15, 1925, the daughter of Lee and Anna Belle (Matson) Lilly.
She married Raymond “Hallie” Landers on March 30, 1946, in Effingham. Raymond preceded her in death after 52 years of marriage on March 30, 1998.
She will be greatly missed by her two daughters, Julaine (Bill) Ingersoll of Bloomington and Patricia (Don) Herron of Champaign; one brother, Raymond Lilly of Beecher City; grandchildren, Tori (Jerry) Roberson, Kathy (Gary) Davis, Barbara (Scott) Lindley, Christy (Frank) Deer, Amy (Kenny) Costa and Andrea Ingersoll; great-grandchildren, Bradlee Davis, Amanda (Tony) Garner, Alexis Roberson, Bryant Deer, Allie Roberson, Clayton Lindley, Jarod Roberson, Kristen Costa, Rylan Lindley, Cameron Costa, Lizzie Deer and Devan Roberson.
Ellen was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
She worked at R&S Printing in Danville for many years, then Colwell Printing in Champaign until retiring in the late 1970s. She was a member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, Fairmount Conservation Club, Sparkling Springs and Oakwood Christian Church. She was the kind of person who loved people and made friends at every turn. Ellen especially liked baking and taking food to all of her friends. She loved playing cards and collecting angels. Family was the most important thing in her life. Ellen was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
A celebration of Ellen’s life will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at Sunset’s Oakwood Chapel with Pastor Patti Wise officiating. A time for friends and family to share memories with Ellen’s family will be from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Danville National Cemetery.
Memorials can be made in Ellen’s name to the Champaign County Nursing Home or the charity of the donor’s choice. Please join Ellen’s family in sharing photos, videos and memories of her through her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.