Lila Mardell Ackerman

April 6, 1922September 7, 2011

East Peoria, IL – Lila Mardell Ackerman, 89, of East Peoria passed away at 1:00 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria. Born April 6, 1922 in Chatsworth, IL to Arthur and Ruth Ann (Cunnington) Cording. She married George Ackerman in Chatsworth, IL on Oct. 7, 1950. He preceded her in death in January of 1986. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Janice Irene Ackerman; three brothers, Wayne, Beryl, and Arthur Cording; and two sisters, Nettie Evon Hanna, and Evelyn Cording. She is survived by two daughters, Beverly (Robert) Dotson of Norman, OK, Mary Hass of Pittsfield; three grandchildren, Valerie Johnson of Pekin, Laura (Andy Tooke) Hass of North Carolina, Jennifer (Adam) Johnson of Houston, TX; and one great granddaughter, Natalie Tooke. Lila worked as a teacher’s aide for the East Peoria School District before retiring. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Washington. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria with Rev. John Rothfusz officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Burial will be at Springdale Cemetery in Peoria. Memorial donations may be made to her church.


  • Visitation Monday, September 12, 2011
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 12, 2011

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brown famiy

September 30, 2011

Please accept my deepest condolences. May the God of all comfort guard your hearts during this time...(Romans 15:4) my sympathies

brown family

September 30, 2011

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. May the god of all comfort guard your heart during this time ...(Romans 15:4)

Rick Ackerman

September 13, 2011

Bev and Mary, I am deeply grieved by your Mom's passing. She has always been in my heart and on my mind as one of the nicest people. I take comfort in knowing she is at peace and taking care of Uncle George and Jan now. All my love, Rick.

Rose Lanter

September 11, 2011

Bev and Mary - I thank God for your Mom's life and for the reassurance that she is now with God and with your Dad. Thank you for the pictures - they were priceless. I have many, many great memories at your Mom and Dad's house for the Ackerman reunion. God bless you. Cousin Rose

Tina Martinez

September 11, 2011

I remember Mrs. Ackerman from grade school in the 70's. Your family has my sympathy.

September 10, 2011

I had the pleasure of working with Lila when I first hired in at District 86 in the early 70's. She was a great lady.

Becky Douglas

esther webber

September 10, 2011

Mary, Beverly, Valerie, and all the family of Lila Ackerman,
Sorry to read of your mother and grandmothers passing. I know you can take comfort in the fact that she was always a very sweet lady and is enjoying a well deserved better place now.
an old neighbor, Esther Webber