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Obituary for Silvia L. Lingle

Silvia L. Lingle, 91, of Herrin, passed away on April 10, 2017. Silvia was born in Energy to John and Elvia (Stout) Downs on May 30, 1925.

She married Charley Lingle on August 9, 1940 in Jackson, MO. Silvia and Charlie had six kids and “a field of grandchildren and great grandchildren”. Silvia and Charlie were married for 52 years until his death in 1992.

Silvia worked as a seamstress, first at Country Set in Du Quoin and then at Intuitions in Carbondale. After she retired, Silvia couldn’t just stay home. She got a job working at Wal-Mart in the snack bar. Silvia was a member of Hurricane Baptist Church of Herrin. Silvia enjoyed sewing and reading. She also made numerous dresses for junior high and homecoming dances for her granddaughters.

Most of all, Silvia enjoyed spending time with her family.

Silvia is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charlie; her sisters Alberta Lingle, Elma
Warren, Violet Downs, and Lesta Domineck; her son-in-law, Richard Underwood; her granddaughter, Kelly Underwood-Pierce; and her great-grandaughter, Ashley Watkins.

She is survived by her six children, Dwayne (Eunice) Lingle, Carolyn (Raymon) Brown, Jan Underwood, Fran (Patrick) Burnam, Beverly (Dustan) Gradala, and Douglas (Bobbi) Lingle; eighteen grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; and even a few great-great grandchildren.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin with Rev. Duane Faulkenberry officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Herrin City Cemetery in Herrin. Memorial donations are suggested and may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 1355 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30309; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home

2704 South Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948

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1:00 PM
Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home

2704 South Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948

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Herrin City Cemetery

Stotlar & Bandyville Road
Herrin, IL 62948


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