William R. Lomas
William R. Lomas
  • March 22, 1937 - September 20, 2011
  • West Salem, Illinois

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William "Bill" Lomas, age 74, passed into Eternity at his home in West Salem, IL on Tuesday evening, September 20, 2011.

Bill was born March 22, 1937 to Matilda (Baker) and John W. Lomas in the Bennington, IL area. He married Dianne Biehl on January 12, 1958 at the First Christian Church in West Salem.

Bill was a member of the First Christian Church in West Salem. In his younger days, he worked in the oilfields and later, for the State of Illinois as a bridge maintenance crew member in nine counties, for over 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Lawrence and Johnie Lomas, two sisters: Lida Maroney and Bessie Miller and two nephews: Marvin and Buddy Lomas.

Bill is survived by his wife, Dianne, two daughters: Kim (Rick) Carlson and Lori (Cary) Moudy, all of West Salem, IL. He is also survived by two brothers: Robert (Mae) Lomas and Bernie (Joan) Lomas all of Olney, IL. He is also survived by four grandsons: Andrew (Justine) Northup, Caleb Moudy, Jacob Moudy and Jess Northup and one great grandson: Sawyer Cash Northup. Bill is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

He loved his family, fishing, gardening and good books. Above all else, he valued honesty and fairness, with little tolerance for those who did not. This value he passed on to his daughters and grandsons. Until the end, whenever possible, he could be found on the front porch with family and friends, drinking iced tea and waving at those who passed by.

Funeral service for Bill Lomas will be held Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 10:00AM at the First Christian Church in West Salem with burial to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Parkersburg, IL. Casket bearers will be his four grandsons, two son-in-laws and a special friend.

Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 5 to 7 PM at the church.
Memorials may be made to RMH Hospice, with envelopes provided at the visitation and funeral.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.ingramfh.net.
Ingram Funeral Home, West Salem, IL entrusted with arrangements.