Header Graphic
Obits > 1997 - Paul Fee Lane

Submitted by Melva L Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

March 29, 1997 - Saturday, pg. A2




Prophetstown: - Paul F. Lane, 92, of 17021 Lomax Rd., Prophetstown, died Thursday, March 27, 1997, at the Skilled Care Facility at CGH Medical Center.


Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Leon United Methodist Church, Prophetstown.  Burial will be at the Leon Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the Gardner Funeral Home, Prophetstown, with Masonic Rites to be held at 8 p.m.   A memorial has been established for Leon United Methodist Church, Prophetstown.


Mr. Lane was born May 24, 1904, in rural Prophetstown, the son of William Clark and Fannie May (Fee) Lane.  He married Clydia Vittitow on Jan. 20, 1926. She died on Aug. 8, 1984.  He later married Gladys Scott Middleton on June 7, 1986.  She died on Aug. 23, 1992.  He was employed as a farmer in the Leon community, drove trucks for several years and was operator of the theaters in Prophetstown and Tampico.  He showed free movies in Yorktown for many years.  He was a member of the Leon United Methodist Church, Leon Cemetary board, the former Prophetstown Masonic Lodge 293 A.F.&A.M., and Christians Upholding People (CUP) for which he received the Illinois Volunteer of the Year Award in 1984.  He also was a 4-H leader for several years.


Survivors include two daughters, Leona (Gerold) Rebert of Prophetstown and Audrey Wright of Polo; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by one son-in-law, James Wright.


TAMPICO AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY - MUSEUM - FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY/RESEARCH CENTER  119 Main St., P. O. Box 154,  Tampico, IL  61283   www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com   tampicoareahistory@gmail.com  We are an all-volunteer organization so your donations are always appreciated!  Sign up to receive our e-newsletter. Thank you!  Visit us on FACEBOOK.