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Lois Stehle

Lois Clarene Stehle, 87, of Forrest, passed away 5:07 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 2, 2017) at Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury.

Her funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury. Burial will be in Forrest Township Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the family or donor’s choice of charity.

Lois was born Dec. 8, 1929, in Cullom, the daughter of Lloyd and Velma Stults Blackmore. She married Ernest Joseph Stehle on Dec. 10, 1947. He died Feb. 17, 2005.

Surviving are her daughter, Phyllis (Jim) Bellot, Forrest; son, Joe Stehle, Chatsworth; daughter-in-law, Donna Stehle, Pontiac; sister, Illa Mae Paternoster, Bloomington; six grandchildren, Brian (Cindy) Bellot, Jared Bellot, Sarah Bellot, Jeff Stehle, Steven (Misty) Stehle and Connie Friedman; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Lloyd Stehle; and grandson, Cory Bellot.

Lois worked for 20 years at Zimmerman True Value Hardware, six years for Hammer True Value and Ben Franklin, and three years for Jamie’s Grocery Store, Forrest.

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