Lola Belle Bottrell, age 100, a long-time resident of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Heartland Christian Village, Neoga.
Lola was born April 13, 1916 in Ash Grove Township, the daughter of George and Izeta (Swits) Curry. In 1936 she married Thomas H. Bottrell who preceded her in death in 1971.
Lola was a homemaker and a charter member of the Shelby County Home Bureau. She was an active member of American Legion Auxiliary and First United Methodist Church of Windsor, where she taught Sunday School and served as District President of United Methodist Women. She was also a loyal fan of the University of Illinois basketball team and attended games in person for more than fifty years.
She is survived by two sons, James Bottrell (Louise) of Walker, MN, and Ronald Bottrell (Polly) of Evanston, IL; seven grandchildren, Cynthia (Gary) Bottrell, Mike Bottrell, Cathy Bottrell, Tim Bottrell, Susan (Stephane) Bottrell, Jeffrey (Charlotte) Bottrell, Kristen (Kevin) Clarke; eight great-grandchildren; a niece and a nephew.
Lola was preceded in death by her parents, husband Thomas, brothers Glenn Curry and Vernon Curry, and two sons, Roger Bottrell in 1985 and Larry Bottrell in 1941.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, October 29, 2016 at First United Methodist Church of Windsor with Reverends Rena Whitcher and Barbara Curry Parrot officiating. Visitation will be 5 p.m until 7 p.m. Friday, October 28, 2016 at Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial will be in Windsor Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Windsor United Methodist Church or the University of Illinois Foundation.