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:
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:
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.
So very sorry to read of Lona’s passing, sweet friend of my mother, Marian Rhude.
I was so blessed to be able to visit my Great Aunt Lona when I was in town. She had always been so kind to me. She hosted the family for Easter as a tradition and I have so many fond memories of those great times.
So sorry to see this. You look like her!
A wonderful Christian woman – grateful to have known and worked with you. Until we meet again!
Mrs. Day was a lovely woman and valued member of the Friendship Life Group at Fairview Heights Baptist Church. Over the ten years that we knew each other, she was always warm and humorous with a wise word. Until her health declined, she regularly attended the class and generously shared her thoughts and love. She will be greatly missed by those who knew her.