Constance Helene Lemler
Constance Helene Lemler, nee Lamming, 89, of Alpine, CA, formerly of Washington Park, IL and Bradenton, FL, born Thursday, January 20, 1921, in Hillsboro, IL, died Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at her residence.
Mrs. Lemler worked as a logistics expediter for Emerson Electric in St. Louis, Mo. for 27 years. She also worked for the St. Clair county State's Attorney and owned her own beauty shop for 30 years.
She played semi-pro softball for the Red's Flyers, loved to golf and bowled for over 50 years stopping with a average of 168.
She was preceded in death by her:
- Parents: Clarence A., Sr. and Helen Ophelia, nee Cress, Lamming
- Kenneth R. Lamming
- Clarence "Jack" Lamming
- Virginia Gowan
- Martha Greenhill
- Granddaughter: Heather McMillin
Surviving are her:
- Husband of over 70 years: Willard Lemler whom she married on January 22, 1939 in Belleville, IL
- Son: Larry "Bo" (Eva) Lemler of Alpine, CA
- Wayne "Red" Lamming of Sidney, OH
- Billy "Duke" (June) Lamming of Rancho Cordova, CA
- Sister: Barbara (Robert) McKinley of Belleville, IL
- Sister-in-Law: Mary Pauline Lamming
- Grandson: Eric Lemler
- Great Granddaughter: Haley McMillin
- Nieces and Nephews, Great Nieces and Nephews
- Special Friend: Lillian Brown
Visitation: Friends may call from 11-1:00pm on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday June 29, 2010 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Georgia Yost officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.
Condolences left for Constance Helene Lemler:
What a great lady!! Connie was a friend and a mentor. She and Bill never seemed to meet a person they didn't like and took everyone into their circle of friends. I met them at Terra Ceia Golf and Country Club, where I was a novice golfer. Connie was in the Women's Golf Association there and officer, holding various offices. She helped, or better put, taught me to play golf. I still play golf and everytime I use some of the trick of the game that she taught me, I think of her. Just the other day, I told another new golfer, that my friend Connie told me to put 2 golf balls in my pocket, one in the right to use and one in the left incase I lost one and wouldn't hold up the game. A patient Lady at times, she played with me when I had a score of 156 on a 62 par golf course. All the time she keep encouraging me -- and I needed that!!
The tournaments, the lunches, the joy of being with an upbeat person like she was. I know that Heaven is bowling and golfing and enjoying this Lady.
My Condolences to Bill, Bo and the family of Connie. She dazzeled us while she was with us and we are sad to no longer enjoy her life with us. She was a most unique person.
God Bless and be with you, and may your memories like mine, be a joy in your heart.
Barbara Gard and Jim Gard
Barbara Gard Palmetto FL 34221
MY BEST FRIEND; I MISSED YOU SO MUCH WHEN YOU MOVED TO CA., BUT IT WAS SO GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH.I AM SO HAPPY I GOT TO YOU I LOVE YOU.ENJOYED ARE GOLF TRIPS AND GOOD TIMES. BO TOOK GOOD CARE OF HIS MOTHER.LUCKY YOU AND BILL. LOVE KAREN AND ROSS
P.S BILL STILL HAS HIS HUMOR
KAREN/ROSS SIGLER ST.PETERSBURG FL 33712
I'm so sorry. Connie was one of my best friends.
Elner haines Bradenton FL
May the Lord comfort you in the loss of Connie. Connie was my Aunt Elner's best friend. She wanted to teach me to play golf and I'll never forgot what club she told me to use, a 7, that was all you ever needed to play golf! We never got the opportunity to play together but i will never forget her golf tip.
Cindy Whaley O'Fallon IL