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Lillian R.M. Aytson

Lillian R.M. Aytson

Lillian Rose Marie Aytson, age 86, of Quincy, answered the call to rest on June 28, 2021 in her home. She was born on December 28, 1934 in Quincy, the daughter of Oisciella C. and Lucille (Perkins) Aytson. Lillian in earlier years worked for the Cuckoo Clock Restaurant and Betty Gay, dress shop in downtown Quincy; later making history being one of the first five women to work at the Quincy Compressor Manufactory; where she retired after many years of service. She then worked for the Quincy Police Department as a school crossing guard at 14tth & Maine for a number of years and the QNI/QHW survey department. Lillian was a member of First Baptist Church, the Faith Unlimited Choir, the FBC Mass Choir and the Usher Board Ministry where she remained an Usher Emeritus.

Lillian played softball, was an avid bowler, enjoyed fishing and a vocal QHS Blue Devil basketball fan, in the stands rooting for her grandchildren, Kyle and Shy.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheri Lynn (Lonnie) Kerr of Quincy. Grandchildren, Kyle McKinley (Selena) Cartmill; Shalyn Rose Ann (Reginald) Waddell of TX; Great grandchildren, Mayson Adara Cartmill and Zion Pratt of TX; One sister, Jennifer Johnson (Glen Hicks) of Quincy; two nephews, Dr. Brandon Williams, of New Jersey and Brett Aytson of Quincy; Goddaughter and Grand Goddaughter, Shelby and Cobi Wires. Also surviving is Lillian's best friend Beverly Lewis, her circle of girls, Jackie Harper, Frances Clay, Gertrude Mallory, Rochelle Bryant, Melva Johnson, Margaret Lewis, those that called her "Granny", "Miss LRMA" (Ler-ma) step grandchildren, great grandchildren, Albert Cartmill, Jr. and many relatives.

Lillian was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Interment in Greenmount Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. until time of the services. Memorials may be made to the Usher Ministry of First Baptist Church.

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Laura Megown
Quincy, IL
Your Mom was a great lady. I used to see her every day at the Senior Center. She was always so much fun! May God bless you with peace and comfort!
Second Baptist Church, Monroe City,MO
427 South Locust
Monroe City, MO 63456
Residence: 319-470-6824

Reverend Gary F. Cartmill – Pastor

July 1, 2021

To Family of Ms. Lillian Aytson:

We the members and family would like to extend our deepest condolences. At Second Baptist she will be remembered for that smile and her faithfulness of always attending at a minimum the Pastoral Celebration and Homecoming.

Her voice will echo in memories we all hold. Her smile will warm our hearts through the stories that will be retold. Her life will be treasured in beautiful ways. Praying family you will find comfort by the memories and hold on to God’s unchanging hand and love as you grieve.

Scripture reminds us, “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” Revelation 21:4

Sister Lillian will truly be missed here but she has moved on and now hearing, “Well done, good and faithful servant! Come into your eternal rest.”

With Heartfelt Sympathy,

Pastor Gary F. Cartmill