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Lila M. Ames

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Lila M. Ames Obituary
Ames, Lila M.

Lila M. Ames, 79, Green Bay area resident, died peacefully Thursday, September 5, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born September 28, 1933, in Philip, SD to Clinton and Florence (Eymer) Neville.

Lila grew up on her father's ranch and graduated from Philip High School, Class of 1951. On July 14, 1951, she was united in marriage to Caroll D. Ames in South Dakota. As Caroll's career with The Chicago & Northwestern Railroad progressed, the couple moved to many areas of the United States including South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Georgia. They were happy to move back to the Green Bay area in 1997, where they could be close to family. Lila was a charter member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Ashwaubenon and served the church on many committees throughout the years. She was also a longtime member of the TOPS Club, both in Green Bay and South Dakota, and enjoyed the many, many friends she made through the years. In her free time, Lila enjoyed embroidering dish towels for her family and friends, watching the birds and doing crossword puzzles. She also enjoyed her many friends in her card club.

Lila is survived by her husband of 62 years, Caroll; four children and their spouses, Daniel Ames (Nancy Sonenfield), Mt. Airy , Maryland; Lynette (Phil) Van Laanen, Ashwaubenon; Craig Ames (Noel Levin), Boca Raton, Florida; Terry (Suzanne) Ames, Ashwaubenon; five grandchildren and their spouses, Shannon (Nicky) Van Laanen, Chad (Kaite) Van Laanen, Eva Ames, Laura Ames, Ashleigh Ames; five great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Grace (Jim) Mack; two brothers and a sister- in-law, Robert "Bob" Neville, Jerry (Joy) Neville; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Lila was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may call at Bethany United Methodist Church, 1110 Echo Lane, from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday. The Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with Rev. Randell Richter officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please go to

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Lila's memory.

The Ames family would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses and staffs of St. Mary's Hospital and Unity Hospice for their compassionate care of Lila and her family.

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Sept. 6 to Sept. 8, 2013
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