...I will make thee an eternal excellency,
a joy of many generations.
Isaiah 60:15 

The

Lillie Cemetery

of

Decatur County, Iowa

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Bloomington  Township
Section 27

Source: Cemeteries of Decatur Co. IA; compiled by Lois Slade and transcribed for our site by Janice Lira.
Nearest town: Lamoni
Earliest tombstone burial:  Apr. 13, 1857  #6-2
Latest tombstone burial:  #2-10 Dora Lee Fisher 1934-1998 per Leah Walling

History:  The land for the cemetery was owned by Malay and Mary (Ferguson) McDonald who came to Decatur County in 1855 and purchased 1000 acres.  Their children buried in this cemetery , but the namd probably came from a Lillie infant who is buried in an unmarked grave.  The cemetery is well cared for and some attempt has been made to place broken stones upright in the ground where they belong.  On the 1875 map, R.P.  Lillie lived west of the cemetery.

In Memory of Perry P. Orfield 1853-1908. By bequest of will left in trust 1000.00 for the upkeep of the Lily Cemetery we respect his wishes let us all help to carry forth his noble deed. (7-8)

Re-Canvassed:  By Leah Sue Price Walling July, 18, 2000.  I grew up in the area and always hear this cemetery referred to as Smith Cemetery but the gate does read Lillie Cemetery. I also heard Lillie's owned the land when the first Lillie child was buried but have no proof of this information. New info. is added and changes are noted in Red.

???, Leah L. dau. d. Sep 17 1870 age 3w
            [stone might have been at Hollen Cem. at time of first canvassing] (2-5) per Leah Walling
???, Louize E. dau. d. Jul 8 1884 age 2y 5m 5d
            [stone might have been at Hollen Cem. at time of first canvassing] (2-5) per Leah Walling
???, Oran L. son d. Aug 28, 1876 age 11d
            [stone might have been at Hollen Cem. at time of first canvassing] (2-5) per Leah Walling
???, Warren L. son d. Nov. 26, 1870 age 7m 10d
            [stone might have been at Hollen Cem. at time of first canvassing] (2-5) per Leah Walling
ALLEN, George H. 1863-1935 (footstone-father)(8-6)
ALLEN, Margaret A. 1873-1940(footstone-mother)(8-6)
ALLEN, Minnie 1867 to 10-20-1891 wife of George H. W.P.A.  no stones (see#8-6)
ARGO, Herbert M. 1898-1932 (8-7)
ARGO, Inez M. 1900-1944 (8-7)
ASHBURN, Catherine 1885-1968 (7-12)
ASHBURN, James M. 1842-1918 (7-6)
ASHBURN, James son of J.M. & R.E. (flat stone deep in ground)(8-10)
ASHBURN, Jesse M. 1887-1958 (7-7)
ASHBURN, Myrtle Marie dau of W.T. & C. 1909-1911(8-12)
ASHBURN, Ruth E. wife of James M. 1847-1922 (7-6)
ASHBURN, William T. 1880-1941 (7-12)
Barnett, Cedric Wayne Nov. 16, 1975-Nov. 11, 1991 (1-9) per Leah Walling
BASON, Nellie L. 1884-1957 (7-5)
BATHE, Eldon son of G.R. & M.A. died Feb 1, 1876 aged 5y 3m 11d (3-11)
BATHE, George R. Mar. 20, 1842 - Nov 30, 1916 (3-13)
BATHE, Irvin L. 'Father' 1876-1933 (3-15)
BATHE, Karen Irene inf dau of Irvin & Irene Jan 21, 1944 (3-16)
BATHE, Margaret A. wife of George R. Feb 4, 1844 - Sep 3, 1890 (3-13)
BATHE, Marshia Hill 'Mother' 1874-1934 (3-15)
BATHE, Mary dau of G.R. & M.A. died Aug 23, 1876 2y 8m 9d (3-12)
BATHE (3-14)
BECK, infant dau of R. & S.E. died Feb. 3, 1892(9-9)
BECK, John J. died Aug 14, 1863 aged 83y (4-3)
BECK, Sarah E. wife of R. died May 27, 1895 aged 28y 10m 20d (9-9)
BOYD, A Joseph G. son of J.P. & E.E. died May 14, 1871 aged 9y 2m 10d (4-6)
BROOKHART, Mary M. wife of D. died July 31, 1869 aged 41y 4m 9d (8-13)
BRYANT, Sarah M. dau of T.D. & E.J. died June 16, 1875 aged 22y 6m 23d (6-18)
BUCK, Charles T. 'Father' 1857-1950 (3-20) per Leah Walling
BUCK, Clarence Sep. 1980 (new burial) (between 3-21 and 3-22)
Buck, Clarence son Sept. 22, 1897-Sept. 14, 1980 (3-21) per Leah Walling
BUCK, Maggie B. wife of C.T. 'Mother' 1867-1911 (3-20)
BUCY, Adeline M. 1878-1957 (1-4)
BUCY, infant son of J.A. & A.M. born & died Mar. 19, 1918 (1-3)
BUCY, John A. 1871-1965 (1-4)
BUCY, Lyla D. 'Mother' 1933-1960 (1-5)
BUFFINGTON, Annie C. wife of J. Jan 21, 1869 - Aug 31, 1888 (6-6)
BURLINGAME, William H son of H.C. & L.J. died Sep 12, 1872 age 2m 9d (6-19)
BURNHAM, Emma wife of W.M. born Oct. 18, 1851-died June 23, 1901(9-6)
CASH, George H. child of J.S. & H.M. (twin) born Nov 30, 1893 died Apr 20, 1894(2-5)
CASH, Helen M. wife of J.S. died Nov. 30, 1893 aged 23y 4m 8d (2-4)
CASH, Joseph G. Mar 11, 1835 - Apr 4, 1912 (footstone-Father)(3-4)
CASH, Joseph S.  child of J.S. & H.M. (twin) born Nov. 30, 1893 died Feb. 10, 1894(2-5)
CASH, Mary E. wife of Joseph G. Jan 26, 1840 - Aug. 18, 1895 (footstone-Mother)(3-4)
COLLINS, Sarah J. 1857-1929(10-1)
COLLINS, Will C. 1855-1935 (10-2)
CREES, Birtie child of C.A. & E.A. died May 26, 1882 aged 4d (10-3)
CREES, Fredy child of C.A. & E.A. died July 27, 1882 aged 2m 5d (10-3)
CUMPSTON, Verna Luanna 1937-1937 (2-11)
DeBOLT, Arlene died 7-23-1930 W.P.A.  no stone
DRAPER, Amy dau of I.P. & S.E. died Dec 6, 1873 aged 8y 9m 11d (4-8)
DRISKILL, Malona A. 1858-1938 (temporary metal marker imbedded in cement)(2-2)
DRISKILL, Seymour born Apr 24, 1849 died May 7, 1929 (2-1)
EDGINGTON, Clyde F. 1884-1937 (10-6)
ENIX, Charley I. son of M.V. & M.E. died Feb 1, 1876 aged 2y 7m 8d (4-9)
ENNIS, Maudie E. dau. of J.D. & E.A. died Aug 29, 1883 aged 2y 5m 17d (3-6)
EVANS, Azor died Oct 1, 1872 aged 64y 5m 21d (5-5)
EVANS, Charlie W. son of G.W. & L. died Aug 19, 1884 aged 5y 7d (5-4)
EVANS, Fernando infant son of M. & M.A. died Jan 20, 1891 aged 5m 13d(5-3)
FERGUSON, Ann died 1926 aged 100y W.P.A.  no stone
FERGUSON, Asenith E. dau of A.D. & C. died Oct. 20, 1876 aged 1y 6d (3-22)
FERGUSON, Ephraim 1824-1894 (7-15)
FERGUSON, H.J. Nov 25, 1826 - June 9, 1905 (8-4)
FERGUSON, Harriett 1843-1909(7-15)
FERGUSON, Henry Mar 22, 1821 - Apr 27, 1899 (3-23)
FERGUSON, Sithera Albina wife of H.J. 1849-1925 (8-5)
FISHBACK, Richard W. hus. of  F. died June 21, 1868 aged 48y 7m 2d (7-14)
FISHER, Dora Lee 1934-1998 (2-10)per Leah Walling
FISHER, Edgar O. 1884-1933 (2-10)
FISHER, Olive E. 1895-1968 (2-10)
FISHER, Raymond A. 1932-____ (2-10) per Leah Walling
FRENCH, Elizabeth Amanda wife of Ira died Jan. 31, 1871 aged (WPA"23")(6-16)
FRINK, Charles H. June 24, 1839 - June 24, 1901(9-7)
Cammack (per Doug Lind,15 Mar 2001)
            GAMMACK, Elihu died May 2, 1906 aged 60y 4m 23d (3-3)
Cammack (per Doug Lind,15 Mar 2001)
            GAMMACK, Rebbeca J. wife of Elihu died May 28, 1883 aged 38y 2m 16d (3-3)
GRAHAM, Cecil s. 1894 -19(8-1)
GRAHAM, N.Grant 1872-1946 (8-1)
GUILLIAMS, Floyd Linville son of J.W. & Maud died Dec. 22, 1917 aged 4m 1d (2-3)
HAEFER, Clarence Lee died Feb. 22, 1919 aged 5y 10m 14d (10-7)
JACKSON, Edward Feb 13, 1795 died Aug 9, 1877 aged 82y 5m 26d (6-14)
JACKSON, John E. husb. of Phebe d. Jul. 20, 1877 29y 10m 2d (5-2)per Leah Walling
JACKSON, John E. husb. of Phebe E. Jackson d. Jul. 20, 1877 age 29y 10m 2d 6-12
            Stone Gone-see 5-2 per Leah Walling
JACKSON, N. born Feb. 8, 1809died Aug. 18, 1863(6-15)
JACKSON, Phebe E. wife of J.E. died Nov 24, 1879 aged 30y 10m 13d (6-13)
JONES, Lillie M. 'Mother' Ovt. 24, 1887 (2-8)
JOY, Fannie wife of C. July 4, 1875 - Mar 21, 1895 (6-5)
KELLER, Laura L. 1868-1949(9-3)
KELLER, Richard N. 'Father' died Jan 8, 1911 aged 43y 4m 4d (9-2)
LEECH, inf son of J.C. & M.A. Jan 21, 1880 (5-8)
MARK, Martha J. Sinco 1846-1875 (3-19)
McCORMICK, Agness K. wife of John died Oct. 21, 1892 aged 78y 6m 7d (3-7)
McCORMICK, John born Jan 24, 1804 died Sep 15, 1879 (3-8)
McDONALD, A.R. bron Mar 8, 1860 died Aug 20, 1861 (7-13)
McDONALD, George son of M.& M. of Co. G Iowa Cav. Died Sep 23, 1865 aged 19y 9m 25d (3-10) McDONALD, infant dau. of M. & M. died Sep 13, 1861 (3-9)
McGAHUEY, Bessie Edna dau of George & Ada (date underground) (6-17)
McGAUGHEY, Geo. Oct.26, 1851 - May 7, 1928 (6-20)
McVAY, Bertha wife of J.H. 1867-1890(10-4)
MERCER, Margaret wife of John died Nov. 3, 1867 aged 45y 19d (8-9)
MOHLER, John son of Andrew & Lovey (broken and buried) (WPA"age 20, died 1860")(5-1)
MOHLER, Wm. A. died Jan 10, 1869 age 38 5m 10d (5-2)
NOFTSGER, Josiah S. 1846-1908 (2-6)
NOFTSGER, Margaret wife of Josiah 1849-1914 (2-6)
ORFIELD, John T. son of P.P. & L.J. died Oct. 14, 1891 aged 18y 2d (7-10)
ORFIELD, Keziah wife of F.P. died Jan. 6, 1891 aged 61y (7-11)
ORFIELD, Lucinda J. wife of Perry P. Apr. 11, 1854 - Feb. 25, 1907 (7-9)
ORFIELD, Perry P. Sept. 12, 1853 - June 27, 1908 (7-9)
ORFIELD, Perry P. 1853-1908 By bequest of will left in trust $1000.00 for the upkeep of the
            Lily Cemetery we respect his wishes let us all help to carry forth his noble deed. (7-8)per Leah Walling
OWENS, Sadie B. dau of G.W. & M.G. died Aug. 1, 1871 aged 16m (4-7)
PIERCY, Charles R. 1870-1948(7-4)
PIERCY, James M. 1895-1962 (7-3)
PIERCY, Luella J. 1870-1959(7-4)
PIERCY, Silva Alta dau of C.R. & L.J. Aug 26, 1898 - Feb. 24, 1901 (8-8)
PRESTON, Louisa Vancleave wife of G.L. Feb 22, 1810 - Feb 8, 1892(2-12)
PURCELL, Edna M. Aug 21, 1896 - Apr. 1, 1961 (1-2)
PURCELL, Ivan E. 1922- (1-1)
PURCELL, J. Earl Mar 8, 1902 - June 18, 1968 (1-2)
PURCELL, Mildred M. 1931- (1-1)
RABIDOU, Elizabeth E. wife of J.J. died Feb 6, 1884 aged 20y 3m 6d (6-9)
RABIDOU, Winfield f. son of J.J. & E. died June 23, 1883 aged 8m (6-8)
RAY, Freddie C. son of R.M. & J.H. born Dec 3, 1878 Died Oct 1, 1881 (5-6)
RHODES, Catherine Nov 28, 1897 aged 81y 5m 28d (2-17)
RHODES, Frankie 1882-1884 (2-16)
RHODES, Iva J. 1879-1893 (2-15)
RHODES, Jacob 1836-1916 (2-14)
RHODES, Jane E. wife of Jacob 1842-1898 (2-14)
RHODES, Lewis Aug 28, 1843 - Sept 2, 1927 Co. G 33rd Ohio Inft.(2-18)
RHODES, Rosa A. 1864-1917 (2-13)
RIGGS, Eva, Our little dau of N.H. & G. died Sep 17, 1867 aged 8m 21d (4-5)
RIGGS, Wallace H. son of N.H. & G. died Oct. 10, 1877 aged 7y 9m ?d (broken)(4-4)
ROCKWELL, George W. Oct 20, 1868 - Mar 5, 1898 (9-8)
RUSH, Barbara A. 'Dau.' 1881-1899 (2-9)
RUSH, Sarah A. 'Mother'1853-1899(2-9)
SCOTT, Martha died Feb. 28, 1880 aged 76y 1m 13d (3-5)
SEMLER, Cuddie 1894 - 1968(1-6)
SEMLER, Jessie 1892-1941 (1-6)
SIMPSON, J.C. 1854-1919(9-4)
SIMPSON, Mary E. 1864-1943(9-5)
SINCO, Henry 1803-1874 (3-18)
SINCO, John H. 1872-1953 (1-9)
SINCO, Mary E. 1876-1955(1-9)
SINCO, Roscoe G. 1905-1976 (1-7)
SINCO, Velva L. 1906-(1-7)
SINCO, Venetta Dean Dec. 19, 1936 (1-8)
SMITH, Craig 05 Aug 1956 - 01 Dec 2013, son of Kenneth Gayle & Betty Lois (MYERS) SMITH, married 05 Jun 1982 Karmen Sue REED, OBITUARY
SMITH, Nancy 1807-1886 (3-17)
SMITH, Robert 1805-1874 (3-17)
SOLOMON, Henry C. hus. of Mary died Oct 25, 1872 aged 50y 11m 15d (8-14)
SPURRIER, Gracie dau of R.G. & S.J. died Aug. 24, 1885 aged 8y 4m 19d (9-1)
SPURRIER, infant dau. of R.G. & S.J. died Mar. 25, 1881(9-1)
SUTHERLIN, Frank 1859-1940 (8-2)
SUTHERLIN, Lucy Hoffhase wife of B.F. died May 12, 1897 aged 30y 3m 2d (8-3)per Leah Walling
THAYER, infant son of J.D. & S.H. died Aug 27, 1877 aged 3m (5-7)
THAYER, Sarah H. wife of J.D. died Aug 19, 1877 aged 26y 11m 19d (5-7)
TONEY, Nellie Jane 1897-1936(11-3)
TONEY, William T. "Bill" 1887-1978 (11-2)
TOUSLEY, Alta Jane 1916-1971 (11-1)
TOUSLEY, Kenneth Willis  May 14, 1918-Aug. 26, 1997 (11-1)per Leah Walling
TURNER, Mary E. dau of J.W.& T.E. died Dec. 31, 1895 aged 2m 12d.(8-11)
TURPIN, Biddy Jane 1865-1950(10-5)
VENN, W. Leo son of G.W. & C.E. Nov 26, 1905 - Dec 6, 1905(7-1)per Leah Walling
VENTLING, Ruth A. wife of O. 1894-1932 (7-2)
WASSON, Ois H.  1923-1924 (10-7) per Leah Walling
WASSON, William Herman  1876-1959 (11-3) per Leah Walling
WEABLE, John W. 1861-1940 (2-7)
WHEELING, H.H. died Aug 24, 1887 age 50y 10m 14d (6-21)
WILEY, Hugh 1863-1935 (4-2)
WILEY, John M. 1826-1915 (4-1)
WILEY, Mary J wife of John M. 1830-1880 (4-1)
WILEY, Stella 1865-19 (4-2)
WIMER, Daniel W. son of E.H. & L died May 18, 1860 aged 6y 5m 10d (6-1)
WIMER, Hannah L. dau of E.H. & L. Oct 15, 1866 - Apr 7, 1887 (6-7)
WIMER, infant dau of W. & K. born June 20, 1888(6-11)
WIMER, John A. son of E.H. & L. died Apr 13, 1857 aged 14d(6-2)
WIMER, Lorenda son of E.H. & L. May 3, 1860 aged 9y 5m 20d (6-4)
WIMER, Lucinda 'Mother' 1831-1924 (6-10)
WIMER, M.J. (no dates) W.P.A.  no stone
WIMER, Mary O. dau of E.H. & L. died Apr 29, 1860 aged 2y 25d (6-3)
ZION, Etta G. dau. of J.H. & M.M. Sept 21, 1868 died Dec. 31, 1890 (3-2)
ZION, John H. 1831-1920 (3-1)
ZION, Mary M. wife of John H. 1834-1919 (3-1)