EAST PEORIA - Lila Mardell Ackerman, 89, of East Peoria passed away at 1 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria.
Born April 6, 1922, in Chatsworth, Ill., to Arthur and Ruth Ann (Cunnington) Cording, she married George Ackerman in Chatsworth, Ill., 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, Okla., and Mary Hass of Pittsfield; three grandchildren, Valerie Johnson of Pekin, Laura (Andy Tooke) Hass of North Carolina and Jennifer (Adam) Johnson of Houston, Texas; 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 the Rev. John Rothfusz officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery in Peoria.
Memorial donations may be made to her church.
Online condolences may be made at www.RemmertFuneralHome.com.