Ferol M. Gilliland, age 90, of Lombard,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 8th, 2011

Ferol M. Gilliland, age 90, of Lombard, passed away February 7th,

Ms. Gilliland  will be lying-in-state Saturday, Feb. 12 from 9:30AM until time of service 10:30AM at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Grace & Madison, Lombard.

Interment will be Saturday , February 12, at the 1st Lutheran Cemetery, Alsip, IL.

Ms. Gilliland was born in Oak Park, IL on May 17, 1920.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Johanna Gilliland nee Amelung, and a sister, Betty Jean. She is survived by many cousins and friends. She was a resident of Lombard since 1963 and spent her last few years in Lexington Square, Lombard. Ms. Gilliland was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church where she was active in the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bible Study classes, the Altar Guild, and as a worker in the Church Library.

Ms. Gilliland, a Registered Radiologic Technologist, held membership in two professional groups, The Illinois State and The American Society of Radiologic Technologists. She served as an officer of the state society and on several committees of the National Society. In 1973, she received the DuPont Service Award for Continuous Dedicated Service in Promoting Radiologic Technology in District Two of the Illinois State Society of Radiologic Technologists. Ms. Gilliland had a forty-four year career as a medical laboratory and radiologic technologist in a supervisory capacity.  She divided employment years equally between the former Joslyn Clinic of Maywood, IL., and the offices of Meyer, Meyer and Albers in Lombard, retiring from the latter in 1985.

She was a member of the Lutheran Womans League of Chicago, The Auxiliary of the West Suburban Society for the Retarded and the Friends of the Library, Lombard. She was a former member of Grace Lutheran Church for 48 years in LaGrange, IL.  She graduated from Blue Community High School in 1939.

Memorials would be appreciated to a favorite charity.

Arrangement by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main, Lombard, IL. For info call 630-629-0094 or visit the web site www.brust funeralhome.com.

 

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