December 14, 1932 - June 6, 2020
Elsie M. Lingle, 87, of Thebes, passed away at 11:45 PM on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at her home. She was born on December 14, 1932 in McClure (Picayune Island) to Henry and Melissa (Porter) Lamb. She married Ray Lingle on December 28, 1951. He preceded her in death on August 20, 1974. For 25 years Elsie was a secretary at Hanover Elementary School in Streamwood. She had also worked in admitting at St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin and later volunteered at Southeast Hospital as a Children’s Advocate in the CASA program. Elsie loved to crochet and do crossword puzzles. She was a member of the Elgin Christian Singles Group for many years and also of Sandy Creek Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughters, Deb (Ron) Figgins of Springfield, Terry Shafer of Thebes; son, Greg (Angie) Lingle of Tamms; 6 grandchildren, Kraig (Natasha) Shafer of Tamms, Amy (Jeromey) Sitton of Thebes, Jared (Sheridan) Lingle of Crestview, FL, Brittany (Phillip) Shoaff of Edwardsville, step-granchildren, Andrew (Bethany) Figgins of Ellisville, MO and Laurel Figgins of Petersburg; 11 great-grandchildren, Jordan Shafer, Chloe Shafer, Maisie Sitton, Eli Sitton, Gracie Lingle, Kali Lingle, Claire Shoaff, Vivian Shoaff, Reece Grooms, Gabe Figgins and Luke Figgins: 40 loving nieces and nephews, many great nieces and nephews; 4 sisters-in-law, Bernice, Helen, Cathy and Clyda. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by 6 sisters, Ruby Miller, Georgia Lovell, Leona Marshall, Isabel Jordan, Mary Lamb and Shelby Lamb; 3 brothers, Eugene Lamb, Gerald Lamb and Donald Lamb; son-in-law, Jim Eickstaedt; 5 nephews and 1 niece. Visitation will be from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau, 829 N. West End Blvd. Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the funeral home in Cape Girardeau with Rev. Brent Gordon officiating. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery in Dongola. Memorial donations may be made to the Sandy Creek Church Christmas Shoebox Program or the Carmi Baptist Children’s Home. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Crain Funeral Home in Tamms is in charge of arrangements.
Elsie M. Lingle, 87, of Thebes, passed away at 11:45 PM on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at her home. She was born on December 14, 1932 in McClure (Picayune Island) to Henry and Melissa (Porter) Lamb. She married Ray Lingle on December 28, 1951.... View Obituary & Service Information
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