Wayne Lanham (1931 - 2014)

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Wayne Lanham

Wayne E. Lanham, 82, of Highland, Ill., born Aug. 24, 1931, in Boulder, Ill., died Monday, July 28, 2014, at his residence.

Wayne was a member of Carlyle Masons, Eastern Star, Marine and Trenton, Laborers Local 42 for 38 years. He was a worker, working two full-time jobs for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Irvine and Ethel, nee Cox, Lanham; and a daughter at birth.

Surviving are his wife, Maxine, nee Curry, Lanham, whom he married on June 5, 1954, in Coulterville, Ill.; his children, Laura (Doug) Hixson, James W. (Debbie) Lanham, Cindy Terrill and Steven (Leann) Lanham; nine grandchildren, Jonathon (Nichole) Hixson, Garren Hixson, Todd Lanham, Melanie Lanham, Kelly Terrill, David Terrill, Steven Lanham, Jordan Lanham and Crystal Lanham; two great-grandchildren, Hunter Wayne Hixson and Hadley Hixson; three sisters, Lucy (Butch) Hammel, Dalene Bast and Ruth (Chuck) Tull; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital or Marine United Church of Christ.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Meridith Funeral Home, Highland, Ill., and 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, August 1, 2014, at Marine United Church of Christ, Marine, Ill.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 1, 2014, at Marine United Church of Christ. Interment will be at Coulterville Cemetery, Coulterville, Ill.

Funeral Home
Meridith Funeral Home
1223 Broadway Highland, IL 62249
Funeral Home Details
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on July 31, 2014
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