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Lena Ann Gillenwater

Obituary Lena Ann (Botts) Gillenwater, 96, formerly of Lovington, Illinois, passed away in Imboden Creek Nursing Home in Decatur, Illinois, on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 6:27 pm with family at bedside. She was born on May 26, 1922 in Monroe County, KY to the late William Earlie and Pearliza (Smith) Botts. She married Don Mitchell Gillenwater on September 3, 1946, and they had five children. She attended the Lovington United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with her family, and never met a stranger! Her favorite past times were playing the guitar, singing, listening to music, and dancing! She is survived by son, Mervin Gillenwater (Pat) of Effingham, IL; daughters, Marjorie Broutin (Richard) of Lovington, IL, Marcella Shinneman (Dave) of Cedar Park, Texas, Marcia Gregory (Everett) of San Antonio, Texas, Michelle St. Pierre (Todd) of Cerro Gordo, Illinois; eleven grandchildren, Richard E. Broutin, Margo Hess, Matt Gillenwater (Susan), Cheri Beasley (Mike), Ryan Jent (Sonya), Dustin Gregory, Jordan Gregory, Gabrien Gregory, Jessica St. Pierre, Hannah Sawyer (Josh), Josie St. Pierre, eight great- grandchildren, two great-great granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, special friend William Little, brothers, Cecil Botts and Kenneth Botts, sister, Vernie Botts, and many special sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 11:00 am at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, with Bro Darrick Proffitt officiating .Burial will follow in Harlan Crossroads Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:00 am - 11:00 am Friday, at Strode Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to Imboden Creek Living Center, Decatur, IL. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Lena Ann Gillenwater please visit our Sympathy Store. Cemetery Details Harlan's Crossroad Cemetery Harlan's Crossroad Cemetery Tompkinsville, KY, 42167 Visitation JUL 20. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT) Strode Funeral Home - Tompkinsville 204 Columbia AvenueTompkinsville, KY, 42167cody.bell@strodefuneralhome.com Service JUL 20. 11:00 AM (CDT) Strode Funeral Home - Tompkinsville 204 Columbia AvenueTompkinsville, KY, 42167cody.bell@strodefuneralhome.com To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Lena Ann Gillenwater, please visit our floral store.

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Your Mom was a very special person, She loved her kids, grandkids, their friends, and her community. She never met a stranger. She will be sorely missed. Prayers to the family for piece and closure. Amen Keep her close to your heart.

Bill Montgomery Jul 21 2018 12:00 AM

Prayers for the family

Marsha Miles Jul 19 2018 12:00 AM

May your memories bring you comfort and joy in a life well-lived. Ken and Norma Lansing

norma lansing Jul 19 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to learn of your mother's passing. She was an awesome woman. I will always remember the many times I was at your house in Lovington and she would make fried potatoes for lunch. They were the best. Love the picture you chose, that is just how I remember her. She will be missed, but waiting for us all in Heaven. God's Grace be upon you all. Hugs, Sherri and Victor Clark

Sherri Clark Jul 19 2018 12:00 AM