Dola Dean Schantz, 85, of Lyons passed away Wednesday on Oct. 31, 2012 at the Lyons Health & Living Center.
Born April 4, 1927 in Danville, Ill., the daughter of Roscoe Russell and Audrey Marie (Padgett) Lambright.
Dola Dean was a homemaker and helped her husband Robert on their farm.
Surviving relatives include her two daughters, Jane Shepherd and husband Basil of Lyons, Brenda Dean and husband John of Linton, one half sister, Lula Joyce Bales of Pratt, Kan.; two grandchildren, Basil W. "BW" Shepherd (Jennifer) of Oak Park, Ill., Tiffany Ann Jackson (Noel) of Lyons, four great grandchildren, Milea Heath, Noel Jackson, Owen Shepherd and Lucy Shepherd.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Earl Schantz on Feb. 11, 1999; one brother Frances Marion "Buddy" Russell and her parents.
Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. on Saturday until the hour of service at Jenkins Funeral Home in Lyons.
Service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Lyons with the Rev. Rose Sparks officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Chapel Cemetery.
The family wishes any donations be made to the Lyons United Methodist Church in Dola's name.
Online condolences to the family can be made at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com .