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obit: Lois P. (Stwalley) Gill of IN, WI (1921-2005)

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obit: Lois P. (Stwalley) Gill of IN, WI (1921-2005)

Posted: 21 Nov 2005 3:45PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Stwalley, Gill, Barley, Bacchi, McCulley, Miller
Lois P. Gill, 84, of Madison, Wis., and formerly of Shelburn died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, in Oakwood Village Nursing Home at Madison. She was a homemaker and worked as a bookkeeper. She was born March 13, 1921, in Hymera to Herbert Stwalley and Matilda “Tillie” Barley Stwalley.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Joseph E. “Joe” Gill, whom she married May 1, 1948; one daughter, Teresa Gill Bacchi and her husband Russell of Cross Plains, Wis.; one brother, H.J. “Jim” Stwalley of Melbourne, Fla.; one sister, Jean S. McCulley of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; one stepgrandchild, Alicia Bacchi of Indianapolis; one stepgreat-grandson Jack Bacchi; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one niece, Sharon Miller.

She was a 1939 graduate of Hymera High School. In 1948 after their marriage, she and her husband built a home outside Shelburn and lived there for 50 years, and in the early 1970s Lois and Joe realized their dreams and became “snowbirds” traveling to their winter vacation home in Melbourne for many years. In 2004 they left their life-long community in Sullivan County and moved to All Saints Retirement Center in Madison to live near their daughter.

She was a member of Sullivan American Legion Auxiliary, attended St. Mary's Catholic Church, and helped at the Shelburn Nutrition Center for several years.

She enjoyed playing euchre, baking pies, growing roses and going to dances with Joe. She loved to participate in Farmersburg and Shelburn senior center activities. Together they made many friends and she will be missed by many.

Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Holmes Memorial Chapel in Sullivan, with the Revs. Gerald Badger and Eugene Schmitt officiating. Burial will be in K of P Cemetery, near Hymera. Visitation is 11 a.m. until services Wednesday
Terre Haute, IN Tribune 21 nov 2005 - not a relative, no further info

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