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Official Obituary of

Lila Mae (Sellers) Criswell

June 24, 1936 ~ March 16, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Lila Criswell Obituary

Lila Mae (Sellers) Criswell, 87, of Hillsboro, IL, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 7:56 p.m. at her residence. Visitation will be Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro, IL, with funeral to follow at 3:00 p.m. also at Calvary Baptist Church, Hillsboro, IL. Rev. Michael Plummer, Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro, IL, will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro, IL.

Lila was born June 24, 1936 in Hillsboro, IL to Lyman and Helen Marie (Coffey) Sellers.  Both have preceded in death. She lived in Hillsboro all her life and after graduating Hillsboro High School in 1954 she married her husband, Robert Criswell, on August 15th of the same year. They celebrated 64 years of marriage together before he passed away on September 26, 2018. Lila spent her life as a housewife and a dedicated member of Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro, IL. Since 1944 she spent time as a bible school teacher and financial secretary for 40 years in addition to being a longtime pianist, assistant organist, twelve years as GA leader, substitute teacher and Sunday school secretary.  She loved her family and spending time with them.

Surviving are children, Cathy (Ed) Butler, of Hillsboro, IL and Alan (LaDeana) Criswell, of Mount Vernon, IN; grandchildren, Jamie Bigge, Ashley Zentmyer, and  Abbie Crouch; great grandchildren, Alexis, Zoey, Liam, Braelynn, Landon and Rykar; sisters, Beverly Ernst and Shirley Moody; sister-in-law Bea Sellers and many loving nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson, Lee Butler; brother, Tom Sellers and brothers-in-law, Frank Moody and Henry Ernst.

Memorials are suggested to Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro, IL

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March 23, 2024

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Calvary Baptist Church
1001 Rountree Street
Hillsboro, IL 62049

Funeral Service
March 23, 2024

3:00 PM
Calvary Baptist Church (Hillsboro)


Oak Grove Cemetery
W. Tremont St.
Hillsboro, IL 62049


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