Obituaries and Death Notices
of Sangamon County, Illinois

L - Surnames

Susan Lavely
On Sunday morning last, Susan, infant daughter of William Lavely, Esq. [Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL) – Friday, November 12, 1841]

Death of Ruth M. Leach
Beardstown - Ruth M. Leach, 94, of Beardstown died Thursday, April 13, 2006, at Heritage Manor South in Beardstown. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Beardstown, where friends may call the family one hour before. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield. Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements.
Peoria Journal Star, April 14, 2006 - Donated by Friends of Genealogy]

Ruby L. Lewis
Springfield, IL - Ruby L. Lewis, 82, of Springfield, formerly of Pawnee, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at St. John's Hospital. She was born Aug. 1, 1925, in Pawnee, the daughter of Richard D. and Mary E. Fishburn Lewis. Her parents, a brother, Frank, and two sisters, Alma Wright and Dorothy Hanson, preceded Ruby in death. She retired from St. John's Hospital as a supervisor of housekeeping in 1987 after 40 years of service. Ruby was the matriarch of the family and will be remembered as a loving aunt. She also loved working on word puzzles. Ruby is survived by two sisters, Hazel E. Pierce of Auburn and Suzann (husband, Lester) Blankenship of Springfield; 11 nieces and nephews; 28 great-nieces and nephews; 40 great-great nieces and nephews; a brother-in-law, Dwight Hanson, of Robinson; and three cousins. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 5, 2008, Curry Funeral Home, Pawnee. Funeral services; 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 6, 2008, at the funeral home, the Rev. Vaughn Beeman officiating. Burial will be at Cumberland Cemetery in Glenarm. Curry Funeral Home, Pawnee (217-625-3321) is in charge of arrangements. [State Journal-Register, 4 Aug 2007 - Sub By: Kristi Blankenship]

Lorna Doone Crum Liggett
URBANDALE, Iowa - Lorna Doone Liggett, 71, of Urbandale, Iowa, formerly of Springfield, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at Senior Suites of Urbandale.
She was born Nov. 22, 1927, in Springfield, the daughter of George H. and Jane Shadow Crum.
Mrs. Liggett spent most of her life in Perry, Iowa, having previously lived in Des Moines, Iowa, and Springfield. She was employed as a bookkeeper for Meriwether Wilson and Co., retiring in 1996.
Survivors: a daughter, Janie Meyers of Redfield, Iowa; three sons, Terry Liggett of Des Moines, Iowa, Randy Liggett of Perry, Iowa, and Ricky Liggett of Hayward, Calif.; and 11 grandchildren.
No services or burial will be held.
Merle Hay Funeral Home in Des Moines, Iowa, is in charge of arrangements.
[State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, March 3, 1999 - Submitted by Sara Hemp]

Death of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln
Mrs. Lincoln, widow of the late president Lincoln, died in Springfield, Ill., at 8:15 o’clock Sunday night. She has been very ill for a long time. A few days ago she grew worse, and Saturday evening she suffered a stroke of paralysis, and from that time lay in a comatose state until she died. Robert Lincoln left Washington Sunday night and reached Springfield on Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Lincoln was a daughter of Hon. E. S. Todd, of Lexington, Ky., and was born December 31, 1818, in the neighborhood of Louisville, Ky. She was a woman of extreme good nature and was a loving wife and mother. She was known by her class of friends as an ambitious woman, and doubtless spurred on her husband to seize opportunities and advance himself that, had he been left alone, he would probably not have thought of. It is generally believed by her friends that her reason was seriously disturbed by the assassination of her husband. She was weighed down by woe, and the burden was greatly increased by the death of her youngest son, Tod. She became possessed of some very peculiar whims. Among others was the idea that she would suddenly come to want, and she could not be shaken in this belief, despite the fact that she had some $60,000, and was entirely free from debt. Another queer fancy she had was for accumulating window curtains, and while she was staying at a hotel in Chicago, without any idea of ever again living in a house of her own, she had piled up about her room over sixty pairs of window curtain. There were many other things which indicated insanity as far back as 1865. [The Princeton Union (Princeton, MN), Thursday, July 20, 1882 - JD - Sub by FoFG]

Lena Lindgren
"MRS. LENA LINDGREN SUCCUMBS IN PEORIA – Mrs. Eva Moore, 1117 West Lawrence avenue, has received word of the death of her mother, Mrs. Lena Lindgren, a resident of Springfield fifteen years, which occurred at 1:30 a.m. yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dessie Green of Peoria. Mr. Lindgren, who was visiting in Peoria, her former home, is survived by daughters, Mrs. Moore, city; Mrs. Green, Peoria; Mrs. Stella Masker, Peoria, and Mrs. A. F. Moon, Covell, Ill.; eleven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services will [sic] ble held at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Wilton mortuary in Peoria and burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery there." [Submitted by Carla Leber]

Benjamin W. Lloyd
Died – In this city, this morning, of Consumption, Benjamin W. Lloyd, aged 23 years. The funeral will take place from the residence of his father, to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.  The friends and acquaintances of the family are invited attend.  [Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield, IL) – Thursday, March 23, 1854]

Lindsay R. Logsdon
Lindsay Rae Logsdon, 20, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at St. John's Hospital. She was born May 22, 1980, in Springfield, the daughter of Douglas and Michelle Poulliard Logsdon. Miss Logsdon, a lifelong resident of Springfield, was employed by the state Department of Public Aid, Kid Care. She was a member of South Fork Christian Church in Rochester. Survivors: a son, Cody Austin Womack of Springfield; father and stepmother Douglas and Judith Logsdon of Rochester; mother and stepfather, Michelle and Ron Hare of Springfield; grandparents, Don and Pat Hare of Denham Springs, La., and Arlene Poulliard, Donna Logsdon and Jenna Ervin all of Springfield; two stepbrothers, Dean A. Beck Jr. of Rochester, and Tim Lowery of Byers, Texas; several uncles and aunts; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and fiance, Bryan Womack of Springfield. Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Staab Funeral Home, the Rev. Gene Kirk officiating. Burial: Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ralph H. Lomelino
Ralph H. Lomelino, 86, of Springfield, and formerly of Jacksonville, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, surrounded by his family. He was born March 6, 1925, in Jacksonville, the son of David and Daisy Birdsell Lomelino. He married Dortha D. Smith on Aug. 26, 1946, in Jacksonville, and she survives. Mr. Lomelino is also survived by one daughter, Linda (husband, Bill) Hull of Springfield; one granddaughter, Ashleigh (husband, Travis) Graff of Springfield; one great-grandson, Kaesen; one brother, Merle Lomelino of Manchester; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Michael; two sisters, Leona Knox and Daisy Lawson; and four brothers, David Lomelino, George A. Lomelino, Carl Lomelino and Orville Lomelino. Mr. Lomelino was a carpenter for many years, building several homes in the community and also working with R.D. Lawrence for over 20 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, in both the European and Pacific Theaters. He was a member of Central Christian Church, Harmony Lodge 3, A.F.& A.M., and the Ansar Shrine. His favorite times were spent watching his great-grandson, Kaesen, grow and playing with his dog, Knoxxee. A graveside service and military rites will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Woodwreath Cemetery near New Berlin. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bill Hull, Travis Graff, Kaesen Graff, Robert Solomon, Jason Miller and James Orr. There will be no visitation. The Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

James A. Lott
Dec. 1910
Lott - Died Tuesday Dec. 6, 1910 at the Ole Soldiers House in Danville. Captain James A. Lott aged 80 years. The remains will arrive in this city today and the funeral will be held later. Captain Lott was born in Pennsylvania October 15, 1839. For the last sixty years he has resided in this city. He served in the civil war as captain of Company C. Eleventh Missouri volunteers. In 1853 Captain Lott married Ms. Sarah Seeley. He has many friends in this city.
Decedent is survived by two sons, Edward W. of Roodhouse and W.H. of this city and two grandchildren, Miss Sadie and Charles Lott of this city.

Lott - The funeral of James A. Lott will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the residence of his son William H. Lott, 310 West Cook Street. Rev. J. R. Golden of the West Side Christian Church will have charge of the services. American circle No. 9, Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, will hold a song service and Stephenson post, G. A. R. will have charge of services at the grave. Internment will be made in Oak Ridge cemetery.
[Submitters Name: Peggy Hughes & Lou Matsko]

Mary "Connelly" Lott
Date: Aug. 1934
Lott -- Mrs. Mary Lott, 312 West Cook street, died at the residence at 4:21 pm Tuesday, Aug. 21, 1934. Survived by one son, Charles, Springfield; one daughter, Mrs. George Clark, L. A. , CA. and nine grandchildren. She was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis. She immigrated from Ireland in April 1871 and survived the Great Chicago Fire with her sister, she then relocated to Springfield. Mrs. Lott was a devout Catholic. Remains were taken to the Kirlin and Egan funeral home and will be taken at 4 pm to the residence of son; Charles Lott, 712 South Passfield street, where funeral services will be held Friday at 8 am and at 8:30 am at St. Agnes Church. Rev. William Costello officialing. Burial in Calvary cemetery. Members of the Third Order of St. Francis will meet at 3:30 pm Thursday at the residence to recite the rosary and alter society will meet at 8 pm Thursday. Kirlin and Egan in charge. [Submitted By: Peggy A. Hughes]

Norman A. Lott
Newspaper: State Journal Register, Dec. 1981
Norman A Lott, 63, of 824 Independence Ridge, died at 6:36 am Monday at 200 E. Capital Ave.
A life long resident of Springfield, Mr. Lott was born in Springfield, the son of Charles E. and Margaret Midden Lott Sr. He was a member of St. Agnes Church and a veteran of World War II. A barber before his retirement, he was employed by Illinois Supreme Court the last five years. He married Norma Letner in 1946.
Surviving are his wife, Norma; one daughter, Mrs David (Lenora) Hughes of Springfield; two grandchildren, Katie and Peggy, of Springfield; three sisters, Mrs Anna Matsko, Mrs. Mary Reichert, and Mrs. Rose Gebhards, all of Springfield; two brothers, William Lott of LaPorte, Ind., and John Lott of Benton, KY.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be at 11 am Thursday at St. Agnes Church. Rev. Patrick Wright will officiate and burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
[Submitted By: Peggy A. Hughes]

Sarah Seeley-Lott
Died at 12:45 o'clock, Friday morning, December 23, at the home of her son, William Lott, 832 North 8th Streert, Mrs. Sarah Lott.
Mrs. Lott was the wife of Capt. James A. Lott and was well known in the city.
She was born in Vermont, April 10, 1827 and came to Springfield in 1856. She was the daughter of Dr. and Debrah Seeley. Mrs. Lott is survived by her husband and two sons, William H. Lott of this city and Edward Lott of Roodhouse.
The remains will be moved to the family residence, 310 West Cook Street, this morning, where the funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The interment will be made in Oak Ridge Cemetery. [State Journal Register, 12-1898 - Sub. by Peggy A. Hughes]

William H. Lott
Lott, William Henry - Died at 2:30 am Monday. March 10, 1924 at St. John's Hospital of pneumonia. Remains removed to Kirlin & Egan's undertaking establishment and later to the residence 310 West Cook Street. Deceased is survived by his wife; Mary, a son; Charles E. Lott, of this city and a daughter; Sarah Clark, of Los Angeles.
Funeral services for William Henry Lott who died Monday will be held at 9am Friday at the residence, 310 West Cook Street and at 9:30am at St. Agnes Church, Rev. James Howard officiating. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. [State Journal Register, 3-1924 - Sub by Peggy A. Hughes]

John W. Lung
SPRINGFIELD - John W. Lung, 67, of Springfield, formerly of Rushville, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at his home.
He was born Aug. 1, 1940, in Macomb, the son of Everett and Verna Walker Lung. He married Mary L. Skiles on July 25, 1965, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Beardstown; she survives in Springfield.
Also surviving are two daughters, Lori (husband, Blair) Suprenant and Stacy Darland, both of Springfield; a son, Jon "J. J." Lung of Decatur; seven grandchildren, Aaron, Andrew, Nathan and Noah Lung, Haylie Darland and Abbi and Alex Suprenant; two sisters, Betty (husband, Chet) Neff of Champaign and Lois Rittenhouse of Colchester. He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett Lung and Verna Lung Haber.
Mr. Lung graduated from Rushville High School in 1958. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1959 until 1963 aboard the USS Gainard. He was a member of the Springfield American Legion Post and Herman Masonic Lodge in Quincy.
Mr. Lung was hired by Illinois Bell Telephone Co. in 1966, working in Quincy, Springfield and Decatur until his retirement from Ameritech in September 1993. From 1995 until 2004 he was employed with the state of Illinois Central Management Services.
Graveside services will be held at 11:15 a.m. Saturday March 22, 2008, at the Beardstown City Cemetery.
Friends may call from 10 until 11 a.m. Saturday at Sager Funeral Home 202 E. Eighth St., in Beardstown. [State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, March 21, 2008 - submitted by Katherine Haggerty]

John W. Lung, 67, of Springfield and formerly of Rushville, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at his home in Springfield. Graveside services were held Saturday, March 22. Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown was in charge of the arrangements.
[Cass County Star-Gazette, Beardstown, IL, March 2008 - Submitted by Sara Hemp]

Howard Luster
Howard Luster, 81, Pawnee, passed away at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2011, at his home. Howard was born Aril 19, 1930, in Alexander, the son of Robert and Georgia Breeden Luster. He married Dorothy Louise Blesse on Jan. 10, 1953, in Jacksonville. Howard was a graduate of Pittsfield High School and retired in 1996 from ILMO Products as district manager after 38 years of service. Howard proudly served our country in the Navy and was stationed on the USS Saipan and the USS Jarvis. He was very active in Boy Scouts, Illinois Ditch Riders Snowmobile Club and American Welders Associates. He enjoyed boating, camping, snowmobiling and spending time with family. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Betty Rose Luster; son-in-law, Bernie Daily; and granddaughter, Rachel Harbin. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Luster of Pawnee; children, Debbie (husband, George) Lidy of Wheeler, Diann Daily of Springfield, Karen (husband, Bruce) Oglesby of Williamsville, Jim (wife, Colleen) Luster of Turlock, Calif., Ed (wife Karen) Luster of Springfield, Kathy (husband, Scott) Timm of Sherman, Lynne (husband, Danny ) Harbin of Williamsville and Susie (companion, Mike Prince) Spain of Lincoln; 16 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; one sister, Annabelle (husband, Wayne) Harshman of Pittsfield; three sisters-in-law; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Williamsville. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

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