George L. Lash

Born: Wed., Oct. 17, 1923
Died: Thu., Jul. 9, 2020


Graveside Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jul. 15, 2020
Location: Franklin Cemetery


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George Lewis Lash, age 96, of Pittsfield, IL, formerly of Franklin, IL passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield.  He was born on October 17, 1923 in Waverly, IL to Charles and Alpha Jackson Lash.  He married Virginia Lazenby on May 14, 1949, and she preceded him in death on March 20, 2006.

George grew up in Franklin and relocated to the Pike County area in 1974.  He worked as a farm laborer for many years and then worked for John Deere in Perry, IL for about 15 years before his health forced him to retire.  George enjoyed loving on his cat, Friskee and feeding the squirrels.  He also liked fishing, playing cards, and working with his hands.  George loved spending time with his family and grandchildren most of all.

He is survived by his son, Ronald (Nancy) Lash of Pittsfield, IL; daughter, Roberta Scranton of Mt. Sterling, IL; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Alpha Lash; wife, Virginia Lash; children; Charles Lash in infancy, Georgia Sutherland, and Beverly Lash; three grandchildren, Brian Bronson, Matthew Scott, and Pamela Lash; four brothers, John Lash, William ‘Bill’ Lash, Charles Lash, and Dale Lash; and sisters, Bernice Cookey Riggs and Shirley Kane.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Franklin Cemetery in Franklin, IL.  Memorials are suggested to be made to the family c/o Niebur Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in George's memory to the following organization:

To the Family c/o Niebur Funeral Home

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