Elsie M. Lingle
Elsie M. Lingle, 87, of Thebes, died at 11:45 p.m. Saturday, June 6, 2020, at her home.
She was born on Dec. 14, 1932, in McClure (Picayune Island), the daughter of Henry and Melissa Porter Lamb.
She married Ray Lingle on Dec. 28, 1951. He preceded her in death on Aug. 20, 1974.
For 25 years, Mrs. Lingle was a secretary at Hanover Elementary School in Streamwood. She had also worked in admitting at St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin and later volunteered at Southeast Hospital as a Children’s Advocate in the CASA program.
She loved to crochet and to do crossword puzzles. She was a member of the Elgin Christian Singles Group for many years and also was a member of Sandy Creek Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughters, Deb (Ron) Figgins of Springfield and Terry Shafer of Thebes; a son, Greg (Angie) Lingle of Tamms; six grandchildren, Kraig (Natasha) Shafer of Tamms, Amy (Jeromey) Sitton of Thebes, Jared (Sheridan) Lingle of Crestview, Fla., and Brittany (Phillip) Shoaff of Edwardsville; step-grandchildren Andrew (Bethany) Figgins of Ellisville, Mo., and Laurel Figgins of Petersburg; 11 great-grandchildren, Jordan Shafer, Chloe Shafer, Maisie Sitton, Eli Sitton, Gracie Lingle, Kali Lingle, Claire Shoaff, Vivian Shoaff, Reece Grooms, Gabe Figgins and Luke Figgins: 40 nieces and nephews; many great-nieces and nephews; and four sisters-in-law, Bernice, Helen, Cathy and Clyda.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by six sisters, Ruby Miller, Georgia Lovell, Leona Marshall, Isabel Jordan, Mary Lamb and Shelby Lamb; three brothers, Eugene Lamb, Gerald Lamb and Donald Lamb; a son-in-law, Jim Eickstaedt; five nephews and one niece.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, at Crain Funeral Home at 829 N. West End Blvd. in Cape Girardeau, with the Rev. Brent Gordon officiating. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery near Dongola.
Memorials can be made to the Sandy Creek Church Christmas Shoebox Program or to the Carmi Baptist Children’s Home. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.
Crain Funeral Home in Tamms is in charge of arrangements.