Lila L. Blumhoff
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Lila L. Blumhoff

Born: March 18, 1927; Prophetstown

Died: February 17, 2021; Prophetstown

MORRISON – Lila Lee Blumhoff, age 93, of Morrison, formerly of Springfield, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Allure of Prophetstown.

Private services will be held on Monday, February 22, 2021 at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Erie. Burial will be in Erie Cemetery.

Memorials in Lila's memorial may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

Lila was born on March 18, 1927 in Prophetstown to Henry and Ruth (Reisenbigler) Blumhoff. She graduated from Prophetstown High School in 1948 and the Moline Public Hospital School of Nursing in 1950. She began her nursing career in Chicago before moving to Dallas, Texas, where she continued her career at Baylor University Hospital. While in Dallas, she was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Dallas. In 1979 Lila relocated to Springfield, Missouri, where she did home nursing, was a prison nurse, and worked at Sam's Club presenting cooking demonstrations. As her health declined, Lila moved to Morrison in July of 2020 to be closer to family.

Lila enjoyed cooking and baking for her friends. She was also a hunter and was able to go on several hunting trips to Wyoming.

She is survived by sisters, Mary Lou Melton of Prophetstown, Illinois, and Velma Jean Kellett of Richmond, Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Lila was preceded in death by a sister, Janice; and three brothers, James, Robert, and John.

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Published in Sauk Valley News on Feb. 20, 2021.
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