Saturday, February 19, 2011

Miss Lois Body

SPRINGFIELD - Lois Maurine Body, 96, of Springfield, died February 15, 2011 at Gilman Nursing Home, Gilman, IL.

She was born near Woodland on March 23, 1914, the daughter of Clarence William and Florence Edna Body.

Miss Body graduated from Watseka Community High School; received her bachelor's degree in education from Illinois State University; and her master's in liberal arts from the University of Illinois. In her undergraduate days, she was a member of Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Gamma Mu, and Kappa Delta Epsilon. She belonged to the Woodland United Methodist Church.

Before retirement in 1972, she taught at Rutland, Fisher, Pekin, Feitshans, Springfield College in Illinois, Lincoln Land Community College, and Springfield High School.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Interment will be in Oak Ridge Memorial Chapel Mausoleum. Boardman-Smith Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Sign the online guest book at

Memorial Contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church in Woodland, IL or to the Iroquois County Historical Society in Watseka, IL.

Published in The State Journal-Register on February 19, 2011