Obituary: Lillie Saurers, 85, of Morton

Staff Writer
Morton Times-News

Lillie R. Saurs, 85, of Morton, formerly of Pekin, died at 3:20 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2015, at her home.

She was born Aug. 25, 1929, in Cutler to Christopher and Abbie (Harris) Wise and was married to Vernon Steinheimer. She later married Russell Saurs in June 1981, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He died on Dec. 6, 1999. She also was preceded in death by her siblings.

Surviving are two daughters, Joyce O’Neal of Milan and Gayle (Rob) Westbrook of Morton; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Lillie worked for 25 years at Caterpillar, Inc., retiring in 1981.

A funeral service was held March 25 at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, officiated by the Rev. Bob Martin. 

Burial was at Hirstein Cemetery in Morton.

Memorials may be made to BACE (Before & After School Christian Experience), 216 S. First Ave., Morton, IL 61550 or Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities, 1504 13th Ave., Moline, IL 61265.

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