Born: May 6, 1929 - Deceased: August 14, 2022
Lona M. (Higdon) Day, 93, formerly of Fairview Heights, IL, died on Sunday, August 14, 2022, at Oak Hill Nursing Home in Waterloo, IL. She was born May 6, 1929, in Newbern, TN, the daughter of Lona M. (Wilson) Peters and stepdaughter of Wilburn “Pete” Peters.
She was preceded in death by her:
- Sister-in-law, Donna (Day) Ward
- Benjamin Ward
- James Day
Lona graduated Carmi High School and attended Belleville Area College. She was retired from AT&T in 1995 and Sears in 1999. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fairview Heights, IL. Her last few years were spent at Cedarhurst Assisted Living and Oak Hill Nursing Home.
Lona was a devoted mother, grandmother and aunt. She loved spending time with family and friends, reading, listening to religious music, attending church and fellowship with her Sunday School Class. She was predeceased by her mother and father.
Surviving are her:
- Two Daughters:
- Denise (Mick) Foerg of Waterloo, IL
- Cindy (Alan) Schuette of Saint Louis, MO
- Grandson, Brandon Foerg of Waterloo, IL
- Niece, Laura (Al) Petru of Rolla, MO
- Nephew, Steve (Kathy) Ward of Staunton, IL
- Grand-niece and Grand-nephews and friends
A special thank you to Oak Hill Nursing Home Staff, Promedica Hospice Staff and Cedarhurst Assisted Living Staff.
Memorials: The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Building Fund in Fairview Heights, IL or St. Vincent DePaul in Belleville, IL
Visitation: Visitation from 9:00 – 11:00 am, Friday, August 19, 2022 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, August 19, 2022 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Pastor Tom Dawson officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Belleville, IL.