Agnes G. Lynch
Agnes G. Lynch
  • September 24, 1920 - May 15, 2017
  • Springfield, Illinois

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.Springfield, IL- Agnes G. Lynch, 96, of Springfield, passed away at her home on Monday, May 15, 2017

Agnes' grandparents, both on her father's and mother's side, were immigrants from Austria's Burgenland region to South Dakota. Her paternal grandparents originally spelled their surname Schneider. Agnes was born in Eden, SD and graduated from Webster High School in 1939.

She attended Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen, S.D., and after graduating, taught first through eighth grade for two years in a single-room schoolhouse in rural South Dakota. She then moved to Chicago. In Chicago, Agnes worked for Munson Typesetting, keeping books and doing clerical work.

She also checked the accuracy of maps that tracked the invasion of Europe by Allied forces in World War II.
In 1942 she married Everett G. Akridge, with whom she had three daughters. After Everett's death in 1953, Agnes worked a variety of jobs and purchased a house on South Fifth Street in Springfield in the mid 1950s.

Agnes married R.A. Lynch in 1956. They had two sons and a daughter together, and founded Alert Safety Corp., a firm that sold, installed and serviced fire and burglar alarms. She was also the first secretary-treasurer of Curran-Gardner Water District, formed in the late 1960s to supply water to the area between Springfield and Pleasant Plains. She held the position for 16 years, until she moved out of the district.

Agnes and her husband retired to Florida in the 1980s and returned to the Springfield area in 1996. She was preceded in death by both husbands and daughters Judy (Akridge) Andreatta and Sharon (Akridge) Dehner, as well as all of her brothers and sisters. She is survived by daughters Patricia (Akridge) Aulich and Lynda (Lynch) Savage; sons Michael and James Lynch; nine grandchildren-Gene Aulich, Larry Aulich, Jaci (Aulich) Foster, Stefanie (Savage) Salvage, David Savage, Laura Savage, Wes Lynch, Meredith Lynch and Sean Lynch-and seven great-grandchildren.

Cremation rites have been accorded by the Bisch Crematory.

Private inurnment and memorial services will be held later this summer.
Please visit www.bischfuneralhome where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home 217-544-5424