December 5, 1913March 13, 2019

Irma Elvira Lambert of Bloomington entered her heavenly home March 13, 2019 at Restmor Nursing Home, Morton, IL.

She was born December 5, 1913 to George and Bess (Burleigh) Phipps in Spencer, Iowa. She married Lester Young September 18, 1937. She later married Ralph Lambert, December 2, 1961. He preceded her in death May 6, 2003.

She is survived by son Roger (Mariacristina) Young of Santa Monica, CA, daughter Judy (Dale) Coulter of Morton, IL; three grandchildren Scott (Heather) Coulter, Neil (Joyce) Coulter, Caterina Irma Young; and 6 great grandchildren.

She was preceded by her parents, and four brothers.

Irma worked at State Farm as a Secretary for 20 years.

Visitation will be Monday, March 18, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home, Funeral Service to follow at 2:30 p.m. Pastor Len Thebarge will officiate. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Grace Church-Normal, Grace Evangelical Church- Morton, and Wycliffe Bible Translators.


  • Roger (Mariacristina) Young, Son
  • Judy (Dale) Coulter, Daughter
  • Scott (Heather) Coulter, Grandson
  • Neil (Joyce) Coulter, Grandson
  • Caterina Irma Young, Granddaughter
  • George Phipps, Father
  • Bess Phipps, Mother
  • She is survived by 6 great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by four brothers.

  • Grace Church
  • Grace Evangelical Church
  • Wycliffe Bible Translators



  • Visitation Monday, March 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 18, 2019


  • Burial, Memorial Contributions Made Be Made To: Grace Church, Normal, IL; Grace Evangelical Church Morton, IL; Wycliffe Bible Translators, Orlando, FL


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Diana Bunting-Sanders

March 19, 2019

Dear Roger and Judy, precious memories of Mrs. Irma fill my heart today. As our neighbors on Locust Street and members of the "Green" Church and Grace Church with our family, Mrs. Irma was a special friend. She always had a smile with a word of encouragement, and she always spoke truth. She leaves a legacy of faithfulness for all of us. I am pleased to see that she has a granddaughter named after her. Along with so many others, the Bunting family loved and respected Mrs. Irma. Sending love and prayers for you all.

Harlan Orns

March 18, 2019

Roger & Judy, how wonderful you had your mother all these years. Now the memories will be that much more important. Lots of youth activities at the ole Green Baptist Church and Rev Logan. We are sending our Condolences and will keep your family in our prayers. Harlan & Bea Kay Ritter Orns

Janet Gonzales (Everett)

March 17, 2019

Irma and I went to the same church in Normal where she and Ralph were pillars of faith in our church and in my childhood memories. She taught me in Sunday School and Good News Club at church with my mom. She and Ralph were salt of the earth people and I have dear memories of them. She had an infectious laugh and never seemed to have a bad day. She ran with perseverance the race marked out for her.

Rich Everett

March 17, 2019

Sorry for your lost. While growing up in the late 60s early 70s. Ralph and Erma were like a second set of parents. When I was in training on Arizona in 1984, they came and picked me up for a weekend get away. Loved them dearly.