Blanche Liehr
Blanche Liehr
Blanche Liehr
Blanche Liehr

Obituary of Blanche Liehr

Blanche Lacksheide Liehr, 89, died Thursday February 9th 2017 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Il, surrounded by her family.

She was born on February 27, 1927 in Perry, IL. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Lova Morgan Lackscheide.

She married Dean Liehr on October 27, 1945 in Bowling Green, MO. He preceded her in death on October 19, 1999.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Jerry Liehr and her sisters Mary Slight

and Vedia Shaw and her five brothers Arthur “Rudy”, Frankie, Sylvester “Firp”, Cecil, and Robert Lacksheide.

She is survived by her daughters, Temberly(Robert) McKinney of Perry, IL and Chattie (Ivan) Miranda of Salem, OR; Five grandchildren: Shawn McKinney of Dupo, IL, Brandon McKinney of Pittsburgh, PA, Neilly Liehr Bergman of Naperville, IL, Natalie Liehr of Bloomington, IL, and Ivana Miranda of Salem, OR. She also had two great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Blanche graduated from Perry High School in 1945. She had an extensive work history, including the restaurant, “Happy Liehrs” where she was employed while in high school and for a period afterward. After marrying Dean, she assisted in many of the duties of their sawmill business. In the early years, it was not odd to find her helping him in the timber and stacking lumber. After their business was up and running, she tended the books. Not one to take a break, she worked for “Community Care” in the late 1980s and 1990s only to retire in 1999 to care for her husband, Dean.

She loved to play cards at the senior center and with family members, gardening, flowers, birds, mowing her yard on her prized John Deere mower, decorating for every holiday, and “picking up sticks” from her yard. She was an avid local sports fan especially when watching her daughter and grandchildren.

She was known in the community as “Dimp”, a nickname given to her by her brother when she was a baby. It stood for “dimples.”

She was well known for her generosity, humor, spirit, and love for people. There will never be another like her.

Funeral services will be at 2:00pm Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Chapel in Griggsville with burial afterwards in the Wilson/McCord Cemetery in Perry. There will be a dinner at the Perry UMC following the committal service. Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 8:00pm on Monday, February 13th at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Chapel in Griggsville.

Memorials may be made to Perry Methodist Monday Dinner Committee or Wilson/McCord Cemetery Association c/o Airsman-Hires Funeral Home.

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