Gibson City - Lila L. Parsons, 86, of Gibson City formerly of Thawville died at 6:10 am Thursday November 15, 2018 at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center in Urbana. Her funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday November 20, 2018 at Rosenbaum Funeral Home in Gibson City. Visitation will be held 11:00 am - 1:00 pm prior to the service. Burial will be at a later date.
Lila was born November 10, 1932 in Bellflower, Illinois a daughter of Berlen "Bud" and Cleo "Toots" Wills VanBlaracum. She married Gale W. Parsons on February 24, 1950,he died November 15, 1998.
Surviving are her children- Steve (Debbie) Parsons of Gibson City; Paula (Dale) Warmbir of Gilman and Doug (Tammy) Parsons of Gibson City. Fourteen grandchildren- Jeramy (Christina) Parsons of Geneva, IL; Andrew (Angie) Parsons of Watseka; Anthony (Rachel) Parsons of Carlsbad, CA; Lacey (Ben) Dreyer of Chicago; London (Brad) Most of Chicago; Amanda (Jack) Bryan of Mahomet; Amber (Anthony) Conn of Thawville; Jon Warmbir of Mariesta, FL; Jamie (Charlotte) Warmbir of Bloomington; Jamie (Laura) Parsons of Jackson, MS; Josh (Marron) Parsons of Gibson City; Aaron (Nikki) Parsons of Champaign; Krystal (Jason) Little of St. Joseph; and Jessica (Matt) Stinson of Monticello. 34 great grandchildren, a son-in-law Gary (Becky) Fuoss of Thawville and her sister- Shirley Warlow of Roberts. She was preceded in death by a daughter- Laura Lynn Fuoss; daughter-in-law Julie Parsons, a grandson - Quentin Michael Fuoss and a great granddaughter- Madison Fuoss.
Mrs. Parsons was a cook at the Wooden Fork in Waldron, Indiana. She owned and operated Lila's Café in Roberts and many will remember her most for being a cook for many years at the Gibson City Elementary School. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Gibson City, the Moose Club, the Roadrunner Camping Club and was very active with the Gibson Area Hospital Auxiliary as well as serving as a board member for the Ford County Housing Authority.
Memorial tributes may be made to the Gibson City Food Pantry
On line condolences can be made at www.rosenbaumfh.com
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