LaVeda Lilly


HICKSVILLE — LaVeda Lilly, 75, Hicksville, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2020, at Parkview Nursing Center, Edgerton, Ohio.

LaVeda was born August 15, 1945, in Allen County, Indiana, the daughter of the late Victor and Rosa (Delagrange) Miller. She married Russell Lilly on February 15, 1965, in Harlan, Indiana, and he preceded her in death on May 24, 2001. LaVeda was an accomplished drywall hanger, working for over 40 years for many different builders. She was a member of Anderson Mennonite Church, Huntertown, Indiana. LaVeda loved music and enjoyed singing. She treasured the time she could spend with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are her two children, Vick (Heidi Hitchcock) Lilly of Hicksville, Ohio and Yvonne (Jeff Mekus) Lilly of Paulding, Ohio; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Catherine (Terry) Hart of Hicksville, Ohio, Rose Davis of Decatur, Indiana, and Verna (Doug) Phillips of Leo, Indiana; three brothers, Mervin (Rosalie) Miller of Hamilton, Indiana, Marvin (Vicki) Miller of Antwerp, Ohio, and Reuben (Linda) Miller of Huntertown, Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Russell; and two brothers, Lavern Miller and Elmer Miller.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no public visitation or services. Private family services will be held in the Hicksville Mennonite Church, with her nephew, Steven Miller, officiating. Private interment will follow in Forest Home Cemetery, Hicksville. Arrangements are under the care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 706 North Main Street, Hicksville, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to the funeral home to help defer funeral costs.

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