|Eleanor "Ellie" Lyons, age 66, of Galesburg, Illinois died at 9:45 A.M. on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at her home in Galesburg, Illinois.
She was born on October 22, 1946, the daughter of Thomas and Lucy Stoner Puyear. She married John Wertz, then Gary Peddicord, then James Lyons. James preceded her in death on October 14, 2010.
Surviving are two daughters: Lorali Serven of Wyoming, Illinois and Lucy (Christopher) Anderson of Raritan, Illinois; one son: Robert (Dawn) Peddicord of Dallas, Texas; eleven grandchildren, four great grandchildren and her mother: Lucy Puyear of Wyanet, Illinois. Also surviving are her brothers and sisters: Thomas Puyear of Tiskilwa, Illinois; Donald (Doreen) Puyear of Wyanet, Illinois; Francis (Hershel) Little of Earlville, Illinois; Roberta (Robert) Muldoon of Beaverdam, Wisconsin; Martin (Margaret) Puyear of Ohio, Illinois; Tamara (Berry) Tuft of Rockford, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her father and one husband.
She worked for Sears in Galesburg, Illinois as a salesperson and over the years worked as a waitress and a warehouse worker in the Galesburg area.
Cremation Rites will be accorded. A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the VFW Hall in Wyanet, Illinois. She will be entombed beside her husband at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the family. On-line condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com