It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Lillian Ann Meyer in Belvidere, Illinois on April 29, 2020 at the age of 60.
Lillian, daughter of Daniel M. and Alice J. (Bent) Lowell was born in Boston, Massachusetts on November 6, 1959. Her brothers and sisters were Danice and Randy Cochran(3), Daniel and Sheila Lowell(3),Alice and George Alexander(4),James Lowell(3), and Patricia and David Gilbert(2). She married Dale A. Meyer April 7, 1979 in Topsham, Maine. They then moved to LaSalle Peru, IL and had three children Christopher & Tiffany Meyer, Samantha & Jordan Fannon, and Heather & Patrick Mitchell. Her grandbabies William, Dekoda, Addisen, Hannah, Abigail, and Cooper.
Lillian was known as very lovable, selfless, caring, extremely funny, and down right crazy at times. For example when she was trying to get your attention she would call you every family member's name but your own, and then she would give up saying names and just laugh. She did everything wholeheartedly and she always put others, especially her family before herself. Greatest memories with our Mom would be our Hobby Lobby trips (she loved crafts), cuddling on the couch watching movies like McGee and Me while eating chocolate chip cookie dough, our trips to Starbucks for her Peppermint Mocha obsession, her countdown till Edwards Apple Orchard’s seasonal opening, and our family barbecues. Mom loved to sit outside enjoying the daisies and mums while watching the kids play, her favorite season was Autumn.
Lillian had many joys in her life besides spending time with her loved ones. Her talents were collecting many things of different varieties. Her family would razz her about all the things she had, but now looking back we are very grateful for all the memories that they now remind us of. She was very creative and found joy in making stampin’ up cards, scrapbooking, sewing, painting, writing, and crafting in general. She especially loved making Christmas ornaments for her Grandbabies every year.
Our Mom had attended many churches in her time, but we believe the one she favored and had brought her closer to the Lord would have been Belvidere Fellowship. She had such a strong love for her heavenly Father and she had house decor throughout her home with scriptures of some of her most favorites to represent that love. Which are Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”, Joshua 24:15 “But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”and Proverbs 31:28 “Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her’ . We will always remember getting up in the morning and seeing mom sitting at the table with of course coffee in her Thomas Kinkade mug and her Bible opened up in front of her doing her daily devotions and just growing her love for the LORD.
Her legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone she interacted with as well as those she reached but never met. Private services will be held at a later date. Cremations are accorded by Affordable Cremation and Funeral Service. Memorials in Lillian’s name can be made to the family.
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