East Peoria, IL – Lila Mardell Ackerman, 89, of East Peoria passed away at 1:00 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria.
Born April 6, 1922 in Chatsworth, IL to Arthur and Ruth Ann (Cunnington) Cording. She married George Ackerman in Chatsworth, IL on Oct. 7, 1950. He preceded her in death in January of 1986. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Janice Irene Ackerman; three brothers, Wayne, Beryl, and Arthur Cording; and two sisters, Nettie Evon Hanna, and Evelyn Cording.
She is survived by two daughters, Beverly (Robert) Dotson of Norman, OK, Mary Hass of Pittsfield; three grandchildren, Valerie Johnson of Pekin, Laura (Andy Tooke) Hass of North Carolina, Jennifer (Adam) Johnson of Houston, TX; and one great granddaughter, Natalie Tooke.
Lila worked as a teacher's aide for the East Peoria School District before retiring. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Washington.
Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria with Rev. John Rothfusz officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Burial will be at Springdale Cemetery in Peoria.
Memorial donations may be made to her church.