Ted Lefler, age 80, of Colchester, Illinois, passed away at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Proctor Hospital in Peoria, Illinois. He was born on September 30, 1939 in Macomb, Illinois, the son of Wayne and June Blackledge Lefler. He married Elaine Martin on October 2, 1960 in Blandinsville, Illinois.
He is survived by his wife Elaine, his daughter Lisa Kelley of Colchester, one sister Nancy (Charles) Nemecz of Danville, Illinois, three grandchildren Rachel Meredith, Nicole Kelley, and Shannon Byrd, three great-grandchildren C.J. Weller, Austin Meredith, Evan Meredith, and one great grandson due to arrive in March Owen Meredith. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Ted and Elaine had lived in Blandinsville for 50 years, and have lived in Colchester since 2014. Ted was a farmer all his life and had retired in 2001.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a celebration of life at a later time. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Clugston – Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville is in charge of arrangements.
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