Farming Rural 22

Ila Bernice Lott

June 29, 1936 ~ September 24, 2021 (age 85)


Ila Bernice Lott, 85, of Eureka, IL passed away at 11:30 p.m. on Friday, September 24, 2021 at Snyder Village in Metamora.

She was born on June 29, 1936 in Nebraska a daughter of Walter and Elma Sparks Merrill. She married David Lott in 1955 in Missouri. He passed away on February 22, 1992.

Survivors include three sons, Michael Lott of Roanoke, IL; Dave (Deann) Lott of Peoria, IL; Steve Lott of Colorado Springs, CO; two daughters, Kathy Lott of Eureka, IL; Gretchen Hatton of Peoria, IL; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; special friend, Laurie Shoup of Eureka.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and daughter-in-law, Amy Lott.

Bernice worked at the Shell/DuPont plant for 17 years in El Paso.

She was part of the Red Hat Society. Bernice enjoyed going to Tanner’s Orchard and Eureka Lake. She also did water aerobics at the Eureka College swimming pool.

Private funeral services will be held at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. Pastor Dave Steinbeck will officiate. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 11, 2021 from 10-11 a.m. at the Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. Burial will be in the Olio Township Cemetery in Eureka.

Memorial contributions may be made to the ADDWC in Eureka. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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October 11, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

Interment following service
October 11, 2021

Olio Township Cemetery, Eureka

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