Orville Lansford

Orville Lansford

BEMENT – Orville L. Lansford, 77, of Bement passed away at 4 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 5, 2013) at the Kirby Medical Center emergency room, Monticello.

Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Roux-Hinds Funeral Home, 348 N. Piatt St., Bement. The Rev. Marsha Frederick will officiate. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until time of services on Friday at the funeral home. Burial of the cremated remains will take place at a later date in Bement Township Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Bement or the Bement EMTs.

Orville was born Nov. 15, 1935, in Alma, a son of Henry Monroe and Myrtle Green Lansford. He married Gretchen Vandercreek on June 31, 1966, in Decatur. She survives in Bement.

Also surviving are two sons, David (Jill) Lansford of Bement and Brian (Hope) Lansford of Fairfield, Pa.; and three daughters, Becky Lansford of Apopka, Fla., Vicky (Kent) Egbert of Quincy and Linda (Al) Smith of New York. Other survivors include seven grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a sister, Dorris (Edgar) Perkins of Monticello.

Orville was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

He was a conservation police officer for over 42 years for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and a past master of the Bement Masonic Lodge.

Roux-Hinds Funeral Home, 348 N. Piatt St., Bement, has been entrusted by his family to honor Orville's life.