Re: obit: Lillie Ann Kocurek Sellers
- Lillie Ann Kocurek Sellers Sep 28, 1928 Apr 14, 2009
Lillie Ann Kocurek Sellers of Peoria, Illinois passed away on April 14, 2009 at Riverview Care Center in East Peoria, Illinois.
Lillie was born on a farm near West, Texas on September 28, 1928. She was the fourth of ten children born to Adolph Joe Kocurek and Caroline Wilma Kolar. Her youth was spent on a family cotton farm near West and Irene.
Lillie attended schools at Brooken near West and Whites near Irene. She graduated from Malone High School in Malone. She married Thomas J. Sellers in Fort Worth in 1948. After moving to Peoria, Illinois in 1951 she worked for Caterpillar Tractor Company for 15 years. They were the parents of three children: Joyce, James and Jerry.
After the untimely death of her husband in 1957 she turned her attention to raising their three children. She loved her family and working in her flower garden. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Bartonville, Illinois.
Lillian was preceded in death by her parents Adolph(1979) and Caroline(1987), her husband Thomas(1957), her daughter Joyce(1996) and grandson Don McMahill(1995), Two brothers: Albert Frank(1945) and Jerry Steve(1991) and three sisters: Ann Marie Kocurek(1945), Leona Ann Smajstrla(1991) and Eleanor Grmela(2007).
Lillian is survived by her two sons: James and wife Linda of Bartonville, Illinois and Jerrry and wife Lu Ann of Hernando, Mississippi. Two Sisters: Christine Polansky of West and Edith Wagner of Wylie. Two Brothers: Edwin and wife Patricia of Irving and Harry of Edmond, Oklahoma. Six Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren.
Cremation rites will be accorded. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on April 24, 2009 at Springdale Cemetery in Peoria, Illinois. Memorials may be made to OSF Hospic or Meals on Wheels. Davison-Fulton in Bartonville, Illinois is in care of arrangements.