Lila Lorenz, age 90, of Purdin, died Monday, June 26, 2017, at Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton.
Lila Lorenz, age 90, of Purdin, died Monday, June 26, 2017, at Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton. A funeral service will be Sunday, July 2, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield with Pastor Steve Long officiating. Burial will be in Purdin Cemetery in Purdin. The family will receive friends Sunday from 12:00 noon until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorials to Purdin Cemetery or Purdin Community Center may be left at or mailed to Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home, P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, MO 64628. Lila Mae, daughter of Grover and Susie (Gilmer) Garrett was born April 15, 1927, in Purdin. On August 2, 1947, she married James A. Lorenz who preceded her in death on January 29, 2000. Lila was retired from Purdin Mercantile Company in Purdin where she worked as a bookkeeper. She was a member of the former United Methodist Church in Purdin and a member of the Linn County Unit of the American Legion Auxiliary. Lila loved to play cards and work crossword puzzles. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. Survivors include two daughters, Jackie Baskett of Chillicothe, and Kathy Lowther and husband, Mike of Brookfield; five grandchildren, Michelle Kirkland and husband, Dale of Chillicothe, Stacy Proctor and husband, Royce of Cameron, James Baskett and wife, Yinsheng of North Kansas City, Todd Lowther of Marceline, and Adrienne Pollard and husband, Justin of Brookfield; seven great-grandchildren, Bradley Ogle, Joshua Kirkland, Madelyn Proctor, Gavin Proctor, William Baskett, Isabel Baskett, Quinci Pollard, and baby Pollard on the way; two sisters, Carolee Peterson and husband, Pete of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, and Doris Erskine of Kenosha, Wisconsin; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Her parents; and five sisters, Frances Thorne, Louise Hoover, Vivian Shanks, Mary Kimbrough, and Esther Nichols also preceded her in death.