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Rosella Lyle

Published: Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 2:16 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — Rosella J. Lyle, 90, of Princeton passed away at 8:38 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Liberty Village of Princeton.

Born June 1, 1923, in Ottawa to David A. and Elizabeth May (Symmonds) Decker, she married Walter Richard Tauchert Dec. 23, 1941, in St. Louis, Mo. He died Aug. 2, 1944, in St. Lo, France during World War II. She then married Clifton Walter Lyle Sept. 15, 1946, in Marseilles. He died March 13, 1989.

Surviving are four daughters, Delilah (David) Beck of Malden, Darlene (Dale) Spelich of Peru, Deborah (Jim Martin) Lyle of Wyanet and Darscia (Norman) Harris of Princeton; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; one sister, Dorothy Licht of Marseilles; a long-time family friend, William Etheridge of Princeton; and many nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters.

She was a homemaker. She was the owner and operator of the Chocolate Shop in Princeton, and Blue Willow Restaurant and Catering in Princeton.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marseilles, Mendota and Princeton, and the Hampshire Colony Congregational Church in Princeton.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton, with the Rev. Jack Stites officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Memorial Park, Princeton.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to her church.

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