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Lavon H. Wiley
(June 28, 1906 - March 26, 2008)

Lavon H. Wiley, 101, of Shelbyville, formerly of Grafton, Illinois, died at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2008 in Rockrose Retirement Home, Pana, Illinois.

Memorial graveside services will be held in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville at a later date. Howe and Yockey Funeral Home in Shelbyville is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be given to Rockrose Retirement Home, Pana, Illinois.

Lavon was born on June 28, 1906 in Decatur, Illinois, the daughter of Charles and Alice Lear Black. She graduated from the Strassberger Conservatories of Music in St. Louis, Missouri and was a music teacher for Jamerson’s Music Store in East St. Louis, Illinois. She later worked for Sears in Alton, Illinois and was a house mother for the Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity at Missouri University in Columbia, Missouri. She was a former member of the Lansdowne Christian Church in East St. Louis, Illinois and the First Presbyterian Church of Roxana, Illinois where she taught the adult Sunday school class for many years. She lived in Grafton, Illinois for over twenty-five years before moving to Shelbyville.

Surviving are her son, Charles B. Wiley and wife Jane of Plano, Texas; daughter, Helen G. Shult and husband Ron of Shelbyville; three grandchildren, Ronald C. Shult, Jr. and wife Lisa of Homer, Illinois, Jennifer King and husband Paul of Miramar, Florida and Eric Wiley of Plano, Texas; three great grandchildren, Sarah Shult and Francesca and Carson King; and two nieces, Edna Kirk of Weston, Missouri and Alice Stephens of Innsbrook, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Nelda Engler.

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