Willis "Eldon" LillyJanuary 5, 1937 ~ January 5, 2018 (age 81)
Eldon Lilly, 81, LaFontaine, passed away at 1:10 a.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Rolling Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center with family at his side. He was born in Quinter, Kansas, January 5, 1937 to the late Jesse and Clara (Jamison) Lilly.
He graduated from Quinter High School in 1955. Eldon retired from Dana Corporation after 30 years of service. He always enjoyed farming and raising various farm animals.
He is survived by his brother, Richard Lilly of Gerrardstown, West Virginia; daughters, Marie Jones of Wabash, Marilyn (Bill) Boswell of Sheridan and Marsha (Randy) Frazier of Van Buren; Eight grandchildren, Jaron (Erica) Jones, Jeremy (Stephanie) Jones, Justin (Jessica) Jones, Jathan (Jessica) Jones all of Wabash, Evan Boswell and Chad Boswell both of Sheridan, Jessica (Eric) Howell and Tyler (Carly) Frazier, Van Buren; thirteen great-grandchildren, Hayden, Kycen, Braelyn, Laney, Reilynn, Rosden, Tanner, Owen, Milo, Connor, Logan, Stella and Ruby; and his daughter's mother, Ruthanna Lilly, LaFontaine.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two infant sisters and one infant brother, one sister, Cecile Light, one brother, Russell Lilly, his wife Harriett and his son-in-law, James Jones.
Funeral Services will be Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940 with Pastor Brad Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memory Cemetery, Marion, Indiana. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to be made to Rolling Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, Activity Fund.
Online Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com.