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Industry Member Lillie Marshall Lillard Dies at 97

10 Nov 2011 12:36 PM | Karen Summers (Administrator)

LILLARD, Lillie Ann Marshall, 97 of Louisville passed away Thursday November 10th, 2011 at her home with her daughters and her caregiver by her side.

She was the owner/operator of Lillard Nursery and started in 1948 and retired at age 85 after 52 years in business.  She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, the American Nurserymen’s Association, Louisville Nursery Association, an honorary Kentucky Nursery Association and University of Kentucky Fellow.

In 1974 she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Noble Lillard.  She is survived by her daughters, Mildred L. Wearren and Bonita L. Smith (Bryan) of Traverse City, MI., sister Melba Boots, grandchildren, David Schlueter, Doug Wearren Jr., Brent Wearren (Julie), Jeffrey Wearren (Betsy) and Mindy Carlton, great grandchildren, Kennedy Schlueter, Preston, Trent, Chandler and Luke Carlton, Jason, Jessica, Blake and Austin Wearren.

Her funeral service was held on Monday November 14, 2011 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with private burial in Napoleon Cemetery in Gallatin County Kentucky.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 13800 Aiken Road, Louisville, KY 40245

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