LILLIE ARTINA GASTON, 85, of Arcola, IL passed away at 7:26 P.M. Friday, October 10, 2014 at Mattoon Health Care Center in Mattoon, IL.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 25, 2014 in the Humboldt Cemetery. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Lillie was born on October 27, 1928 in Coles County, IL. She was a daughter of William O. and Elizabeth Edna (Mullins) Harris. She married Charles Dwight Woodard on April 8, 1946 in Coles County, IL, he passed away. She later married Charles Gaston on February 28 1977 in Danville, IL. He also passed away.
Survivors include her granddaughter, Sherry Louis Woodard of Charleston, IL; two brothers, Carl Harris and his wife Francis of Charleston, IL and Anthony Harris and his wife Lois of Gays, IL; one sister Lola Craig and her husband Robert D. of Mattoon, IL and several nieces and nephews.
Her husbands, her son, Michael Woodard, six brothers, Cecil, Ed, William O. Jr., Bob, John and Gene Harris and two sisters Betty Harris and Elizabeth Fetters preceded her in death.
Lillie was a member of the East Side Baptist Church in Mattoon, IL. She was very close to her son and granddaughter. She worked at Herff-Jones in Arcola for several years and she also worked at the Arcola Package Liquor.