Lila L. Manville, age 75 of Highland, IL, died Saturday, September 02, 2017, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, IL.
She was born on Monday, October 20, 1941, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Lester and Mabel (nee Iberg) Bohnenstiehl.
On Friday, October 23, 1959, she married Billy L. “Bill” Manville at E & R Church – Highland, IL, who passed away on Tuesday, April 04, 2000.
She was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ, Highland, IL, Ladies Quilters at EvUCC; Highland Garden Club, Highland, IL.
Lila was born and reared at Highland, IL; she graduated from Highland High School in 1959. She worked 13 years at Highland Community School. After rearing her children, she worked for Dr. William Drake part -time. She worked subsequently full time at First National Bank, Highland and then FCB Highland Bank . She worked the day of her death at the bank. Lila had been City Clerk in Highland for two terms – 1977-1984. Twice a month she played cards with a group of ladies. She enjoyed wood carving; crocheting; gardening; and Illini Basketball, She was always helping her grandchildren. Lila was a people person and enjoyed meeting and visiting people.Mrs. Manville had gifted Lila’s Garden Park to the City of Highland
Daughter – Shannon M. Sperber, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Bradley S. Sperber, Staunton, IL
Grandchild – Brendan M. Sperber, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Brett C. Sperber, Staunton, IL
Sister In-law – Donna L. Merkle, Alhambra, IL.
She was preceded in death by:
Father – Lester A. Bohnenstiehl died 05/17/1946
Mother – Mabel A. Bohnenstiehl Zobrist (nee Iberg) – Died 7/8/1995
Step Father – Nelson A. Zobrist died 7/10/1989
Husband – Billy L. “Bill” Manville died 04/04/2000
Son – Christopher John “Chris” Manville – Died 12/10/1992
Brother – Dale E. Merkle (Died 05/10/2016)
Brother – Donald L. Merkle (died 09/20/14).
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, September 06, 2017, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL and from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Thursday, September 07, 2017, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Funeral service will be at 1:00 PM on Thursday, September 07, 2017, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL., with Rev. Christopher W. Hill, Senior Pastor, Evangelical United Church of Christ, Highland, IL, officiating.
Interment will be at Highland City Cemetery in Highland, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to Chris Manville Memorial Scholarship Fund or Susan G. Komen for the Cure.