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Elvie E. Lambert, nee Clifton, age 88, of Cahokia, Ill., and formerly of Lutesville, Mo., died on Dec. 25, 2005, at Collinsville, Ill. Mrs. Lambert was born Oct. 17, 1917 at Lutesville, and married Evan E. Lambert Nov. 24, 1939. She was a member of the General Baptist faith and taught Sunday school classes for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Evan E. Lambert, who died Sept. 22, 1965; her parents, Rhoba Burette and Mary Ann nee Hill Clifton; a brother, Rhomie Clifton; two young sisters, Elsie Jane and Geraldine Ann Clifton; and a granddaughter Christe Lynn Thompson.
Surviving are her son, the Rev. Gale (Barbara) Lambert of East Carondelet; a daughter, Carol (Robert) Connolly of Collinsville; two granddaughters, Ginger (Glen) Freeman of Catawissa, Mo., and Anne Marie Connolly of Collinsville; four great-grandchildren, Ashley Thompson of Collinsville, Joshua Thompson of Dupo, and Michael and Brandon Krueger of Catawissa, two sisters, Esther Harper and Dorothy Elfrink of Advance, Mo.; two brothers Wilfred (Jessie) Clifton of Oran, Mo., and Kerry Clifton of Marble Hill, Mo.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends.
Visitation will be today from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill. The funeral service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Roy Holland officiating. Burial will follow in the Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery near Marble Hill.
Memorial may be made to the Hospice of Southern Illinois Inc.