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Lawanda (Childers) Eleam

September 23, 1935 ~ September 27, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Lawanda Eleam Obituary

Lawanda (Childers) Eleam, age 88 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away at 10:50 pm on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at the Metropolis Rehabilitation and Health Care Center with her family by her side.

Graveside services will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at the Shedville Cemetery with Pastor David Krueger officiating.

Lawanda was retired from the Pope County School District where she worked as a teacher’s aide and was of the Baptist faith.

Lawanda was married to Robie Eleam Jr. on Christmas Eve 1958 and was blessed with two wonderful children, Robert Eleam and Reda (Tony) Krueger; 2 grandchildren, Kristi (Bill) and Jason (Noelle); 4 great grandchildren, Phoenix, Abby, Zeb, and Adeline; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Lawanda was preceded in death by her parents, Halbert and Ruth (Steinkamp) Childers; husband, Robie Eleam Jr.

There will not be any visitation. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the services.

Memorials may be made in Lawanda’s name to Shedville Cemetery c/o Tammy Millis, 87 Shedville Road, Golconda, Illinois 62938 or Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601.

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Graveside Service
September 30, 2023

2:00 PM
Shedville Cemetery in Pope Co (IL)


Shedville Cemetery c/o Tammy Millis
87 Shedville Road, Golconda IL 62938

Alzheimer's Association
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago IL 60601


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