SIDNEY - Lillian Louise "Hodges" Herbert, 95, of Sidney, died peacefully at 2:08 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Fair Haven Nursing Home, Sidney.
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She was born Oct. 6, 1917, in Hodgenville, Ky., to the late Ivy and Minnie (Miller) Davenport. She also was lovingly raised by her stepmother, Maude Davenport.
Lillian married Charles A. Herbert. He preceded her in death April 17, 1978.
Lillian is survived by five children and their spouses, Doris Jean (Herman) Sloan of Bonner Springs, Kansas, James Herbert of Berwick, Lousiana, Janice (Loren) Britt of Wapakoneta, Jerry (Ethel) Herbert of Sidney, Carolyn (Dan) Cregan of Ooltewah, Tenn., and Kenneth (Carolyn) Herbert of Piqua; three sisters, Mary Peace of Hodgenville, Ky., Edna Brown of Hodgenville, Tenn., and Virginia Benningfield, Md; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Roy and Bobbi Davenport of Louisville, Ky., and Donald and Faye Davenport of Hodgenville, Ky.; 30 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sons, Larry Hodges, Robert Hodges and Edward Herbert; and five brothers, Carl Davenport, Leonard Davenport, Marshall Davenport, Edward Davenport and James Davenport.
Lillian was an active member of First Church of God, Campbell Road, Sidney.
She retired from the Sidney City School System and Sidney Warehousing.
Lillian was a custodian at both of her employers. She loved working and did not stop until she was 90 years young.
Lillian loved flowers and gardening and attending tractor shows.
She was an accomplished seamstress and also loved quilting.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney, with the Rev. Jeremy Herbert and the Rev. Vernon Allison co-officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cemetery, Port Jefferson. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Hospice, 1081 Fairington Road, Sidney, OH 45365; or Fair Haven Nursing Home, 2901 Fair Road, Sidney, OH 45365.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.theadamsfuneralhome.com.