Charles C. Lilley

CHARLES LILLEY Charles C. Lilley, 80, of Franconia Township, went home to be with his Lord, Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at Belle Haven Nursing Home, Quakertown. He was the husband of Shirley A. (Bergey) Lilley, for 60 years. Born in Norristown, he was the son of Norman and Catherine Lilley. He was raised by the late Frank K. Nice. As a young man he was employed by Moyer & Son and Bergey's Electric. In 1957 he began Lilley's Electric where he worked until his health failed. He and Shirley formerly owned Granddaddy's Restaurant, Harleysville. They also helped start a mission church, Steel City Mennonite Church, in Bethlehem. For several summers, they enjoyed operating their guest homes in Ocean City, NJ. The family also enjoyed camping, when the children became young adults. Charles was a member of Salford Mennonite Church, where he and Shirley served as Elders for many years and taught Children's and Adult's Sunday school for years. He loved to memorize scripture and poems. He was a former Souderton District School Board member. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Linda A. Martin of Quakertown, Eileen K. Souder and husband, Rich, C. Leslie Lilley and wife, Terri, all of Telford and Cheryl Benner of Quakertown; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Marie, Nancy and Barbara. He was preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Gary L. Martin and Kenneth R. Benner. The family will receive friends Sunday, Feb. 10, 2:30 to 5PM, at Salford Mennonite Church, 480 Groff's Mill Road, Harleysville. Funeral service will begin at 5PM. Interment will take place Monday, 11AM in the church cemetery. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the church, designated Agape Fund. (A fund to assist the needy). Online condolences may be made to the family at Williams-Bergey-Koffel Funeral Home, Inc., 667 Harleysville Pike, Telford, Franconia Twp.

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Williams-Bergey-Koffel Funeral Home
667 Harleysville Pike Telford, PA 18969
Published in The Reporter on Feb. 9, 2013