CHERRY — Lila Marie Tomaszewski, 91, of Cherry passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012, at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.
Born March 31, 1920, in Peru to Elbert and Anna (Keutzer) Netherton, she married Leo Anthony Tomaszewski Feb. 14, 1947. He died Sept. 11, 1967.
She graduated from Dimmick School and worked several years at Westclox. She was a homemaker and served in a variety of volunteer activities. She served on the Cherry Grade School Mothers Club and was a 4-H leader for 18 years, starting the Dalzell Do-Workers 4-H Club. She belonged to the Spring Valley Home Extension for 50 years.
Surviving are three children, Gary Gene Tomaszewski and Daniel Leo Tomaszewski, both of Cherry, and Mary Ann Redshaw of Oglesby; two grandchildren, Mandy Lynn Tomaszewski and Daniel Leo Tomaszewski; one great-granddaughter, Amie Tomaszewski; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews in southern Illinois.
She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be private at the Mueller Funeral Home in Peru. Private burial will be at Peru City Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the Bureau County 4-H.