PEORIA - Lola Mae Atkinson, 84, of Peoria passed away at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Lutheran Hillside Village of Peoria.
She was born May 29, 1930, to John and Ruby (Ommen) Hyler in Peoria. Lola married David William Atkinson. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by her children, all of Peoria, Laurie (Michael) Kesler, Joe (Becky) Atkinson, David (Janice) Atkinson, and Polly Atkinson; and her grandchildren, Amy, Jessica, Jennifer, Heather, Victoria and Anthony.
Lola was preceded in death by her parents.
She proudly served our country in the U.S. Marines during the Korean Conflict.
She was a professional ballet dancer with the Abbott Dancers.
Lola was a wonderful wife and mother, and her children and grandchildren meant the world to her.
Private graveside services will take place at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria. Cremation rites will be accorded.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Peoria Ballet or VFW Post 246 in Peoria Heights.
The family would like to thank the staff of Lutheran Hillside Village for their tireless efforts to serve and care for them and Lola in their time of need.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.thewiltonmortuary.com.