Age 79 of Wilmington, Illinois, passed away Monday, August 23, 2021 at Silver Cross Medical Center in New Lenox.
Born December 15, 1941 in Vista, California, Lillie was a daughter of Chester and Eva (Sowards) Davis. She was raised and educated in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School. Lillie worked as a realtor selling vacation properties at Shadow Lakes for many years, and was a former member of the Wilmington Women’s Club. A truly vibrant soul, Lillie was a loving mother, wife, sister-in-law, nana, great-nana and wonderful friend to many. She was approachable, kind-hearted, and empathetic. Lillie had the best stories, a great laugh, sharp wit, and was full of fun, all while always being young at heart. Lillie enjoyed passing her time on Facebook, spending time at her oceanfront home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and simply just being with family and friends. She had the ability to light any room she entered, and will be remembered for her grace, humility and kindness. Gone from our sight, Lillie leaves behind a priceless collection of memories that her loved ones will forever hold near and dear to their heart.
Survivors include her children; daughter, Jill (Brian) Gill of Wilmington and son, Ron (Tammie) Parrish of Braidwood; grandchildren: Shane (Tara) Longest, Jerrick (Ivana) Longest, Hunter Gill, Bre Parrish, Alyssa Parrish, Rachel Gibson and Mark (Ashley) Vaughn; great grandchildren: Nashtyn, Kyson, Kade, Khloë, Malena, Makiah, Tyler, Caeden, Nolan, Annistyn, Elliette, Audrey, Lucas, Bailey, Lydia and Zoei; her mother-in-law, Cathryn Simenson and brother-in-law, Steve (Wendy) Simenson, both of Minnesota; nephew, Forrest (Karolina) Simenson; great niece and nephew, Johannes and Elliot; her former husband and the father of her children, Don (Susie) Parrish of Wilmington, as well as the entire Parrish family, and her comfort care team, who was so supportive: Judy Marion, Donna Thompson and Gina Parrish; and her beloved canine companion, Marley Mae.
Lillie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband John Simenson, whom she married September 26, 1987; one brother, Marc Davis; her great grandson, Liam Vaughn and grandson, Thomas Vaughn.
Green flameless cremation rites have been accorded.
The family will receive friends for a celebration of Lillie’s life on Sunday, September 26, 2021 between the hours of 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m. on The Hill at Harborside Marina, 27425 Will Road in Wilmington. This special date and location is where Lillie and John exchanged vows 34 years ago to the date. In light of Lillie's vibrant personality and love of color, those attending are requested to wear bright vibrant or tropical attire in her honor.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Lillie’s memory to a humane society of the donor’s choosing.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Lillie’s memorial page online through social media by logging onto: www.BaskervilleFuneral.com/obituary/Lillie-Simenson
Green flameless cremation and memorial services have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. ( 815-476-2181 )