PHILO – Lisa Silver Mohr, 51, of Philo passed away at 1:04 p.m. Thursday (March 10, 2011) in her home. The angels have escorted her to her final resting place where she will be at peace with friends and family who have passed before her including her brother, Greg Silver, and grandparents, Ray and Irene Helbling and Wallace and Grace Silver.
Lisa was born on Aug. 10, 1959, to Duane and Shirley Helbling Silver. She married Allen Mohr on June 8, 1979. He survives.
She is also survived by two sons, Andrew Mohr of Champaign and Brian and Whitney Mohr of Philo; granddaughter, Addison Mohr and future granddaughter, Emma Mohr; her parents, Duane and Shirley Silver of Chenoa, formerly of Philo; brother, Steve and Ruth Ann Silver of Lexington; two sisters, Michelle and Kevin Kendrick of Hampshire and Jennifer and Dave Peterson of Wauconda; 11 nieces and nephews and seven great-nieces and great-nephews.
Lisa graduated from Unity High School in 1977 and was active as a cheerleader and played softball. She then graduated from Parkland College in 1979 in Early Childhood Education.
She was employed at Kinder Care in Champaign from 1981-1995. She attended Parkland College in 1995 in the COTA Program. She was then employed at the Rural Champaign County Special Education Cooperative, serving Unit 7, Homer and ABL from 1995 to present as an occupational therapist (COTA).
She was an active member of Countryside United Methodist Church in Sidney. She served as a Sunday School teacher and vacation Bible school teacher. Lisa enjoyed gardening, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Green Bay Packers. She helped to start up and coach the Dance Program at Unity High School.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Countryside United Methodist Church, Sidney.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Countryside United Methodist Church with Pastor William Dakota-Eastin officiating.
Freese Funeral Home, 407 N. Bourne, Tolono, is assisting with arrangements.
Memorials may be made to American Lung Association or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Lisa will be truly missed by all of her loving friends and family as well as all the kids she was devoted to helping in the school system.