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Lillian P. Lewis

Visitation:
Friday, September 23, 2005 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Balwanz.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vandalia, Missouri.
Pallbearers: Dan Welch, Brad Welch, Scott Welch, Mark Lewis, Tony Lewis and Jeremy Hodde. Honorary pallbearers: Bill Herring, Dan Saal and Travis Mudd.

Lillian P. Lewis passed away unexpectedly Tuesday morning, September 20, 2005 at her home in Vandalia. She attended schools in the rural Elsberry area and has been a lifelong adult Vandalia area resident. After marrying Floyd in 1931, they spent most of their married life farming south of Vandalia. Lillian was active in Democratic politics and assisted her husband in campaigning when he was Eastern District Judge of Audrain Court from 1968 to 1982. She was a member and past president of the Audrain County Women's Democratic Club and a long-time member of Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church where she served as both an elder and deacon. Lillian also served 11 years as a 4-H leader, was PTA president, past president of American War Dads Auxiliary Chapter 104, past president of Prairie Mound Extension Homemakers Club and past president of the Audrain County Homemakers Council. She was also a past president of the Vandalia Memorial Auxiliary to VFW Post 2173 and is a past noble grand in Frances Willard Rebekah Lodge No. 280 where she also served as district deputy president, president of Assembly of District 13, and received the Decoration of Chivalry.

Born: September 21, 1914 in rural Elsberry, Missouri the daughter of August Henry Daniel and Laura Jane (Blankenship) Teacutter.

Married: Floyd Newton Lewis on July 25, 1931 in Troy, Missouri; he preceded her in death on May 20, 2001.

Survivors include: three sons, Marvin Wayne Lewis of Bourbonais, Illinois; Richard Dane and wife, Vikkie Lewis of Hannibal, Missouri; Floyd Randall Lewis of Vandalia; three daughters, Rosalind LaVerne and husband, Clarence Welch of Vandalia; Sherri Elaine Lewis of Quincy, Illinois and Judith Kay and husband, Virgil McMackin of Peoria, Illinois; two brothers, Leo Teacutter of Mexico, Missouri and Robert Eugene Teacutter of Cairo, Missouri; 22 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents, one brother, Cecil Teacutter and one sister, Irene Graves.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church, Vandalia, Missouri.


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