Leonard Bittle

Saturday, March 9, 2002

ANNA, Ill. -- Leonard C. Bittle, 92, of Anna died Friday, March 8, 2002, at City Care Center.

He was born May 9, 1909, at Alto Pass, Ill., son of Walter and Cora Lingle Bittle. He and Helen Frances Friese were married Nov. 14, 1936, in Murphysboro, Ill.

Bittle owned and operated L.C. Bittle Trucking Co. 42 years. He was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Larry Bittle of Paducah, Ky.; a daughter, Melody Gamber of Anna; a sister, Mildred Emrick of Jonesboro, Ill.; two brothers, Howard Bittle of Anna, Karl "Doc" Bittle of Jonesboro; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, a sister, and four brothers.

Friends may call at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna after noon Sunday.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Greg Bittle officiating. Burial will be in Alto Pass Cemetery.