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Lanore Elva Lane, formerly of Benton

updated: 6/23/2020 6:41 AM

Lanore Elva Lane, 100, of Glen Carbon, formerly of Springfield and Benton, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Eden Village Retirement Center in Glen Carbon.

Lanore was born March 4, 1920, at home in Granada, Minn., the daughter of Guy Allen McGilvra and Hazel Idell (Davison) McGilvra. She graduated from Granada High School in 1937 and enrolled at Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa, and graduated from Ames with a degree in home economics in 1941. Lanore married Max H. Lane (Formerly of Hamilton, Ill.) on July 25, 1942, in Petersburg, Va. He preceded her in death June 3, 1992.

Lanore started a second career teaching music to children in southern Illinois and will be remembered as a wonderful music instructor and brilliant baritone player. She played her baritone horn in community bands almost into her 90s.

Lanore was a faithful member of the Leclaire Christian Church in Edwardsville and dearly loved her Sunday school class.

Lanore is survived by a son David (Kathy) Lane of Albion; daughter Maribeth (Nolan) Payton of Alamo, Texas; and five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Max, her brother Loren and an infant sister in 1921.

Lanore's life was celebrated with a private viewing at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 21, 2020, at Printy Funeral Home in Hamilton, with burial immediately following at Oakwood Cemetery in Hamilton.

Memorials may be directed to Benton Christian Church or Homebuilders Class of Leclaire Christian Church in Edwardsville.

Printy Funeral Home of Hamilton is in charge of arrangements.

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