July 17, 1929 – July 2, 2018

Lois Louise Effland, 88, of Taylorville, Illinois, passed away at 10:01 a.m., Monday, July 2, 2018, at her home.

A celebration of life was held Monday, July 9, 2018, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 3540 Lincoln Trail Taylorville, Illinois, with Brother Sam Wright Officiating. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home – Bishop Chapel in Greenup, Illinois. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.

Lois Louise was born, in Peoria, Illinois, on July 17, 1929, the daughter of Robert Taft Hilton and Darlene (Bowling) Hilton. When Lois was 10 days old she lost her mother in death. Two years later her father remarried. Lois was raised by her father Taft Hilton and Francis Hilton. She married Clem Effland on August 17, 1947, in Avon, Illinois, and he preceded her in death on July 10, 2016. Lois was a hard worker who loved her family and loved to laugh. She worked as a CNA in the Galesburg hospital. Lois was very generous and thrifty. She operated a resale shop for others who loved a “good bargain” as much as she did. Her family will remember her as a great mother, who loved her family very much. They will always love her and strive to imitate her good example.

Lois is survived by her six children, Marvin (Christi) Effland of Simi Valley, California; Darlene (Ted) Eirhart of Honolulu, Hawaii; Shirley (Greg) Skaggs of Champaign; Sandy (James) Williams of Mattoon; Marilyn (Bill) Patton of Taylorville, and Renee (Jeff) Elkin of Terre Haute, Indiana; four grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren.