Lila Feary

Lila Feary

Lila Mae Feary,90, of Polo, left this earth on March 31, 2022, to begin her new job polishing the stars.

Lila was born November 13, 1931, in Scales Mound, IL, the daughter of George and Eva Stine. On June 29, 1952, in Stockton, IL , she was united in marriage to Ronald Feary. She was a volunteer at Second Hand Rose in Polo, enjoyed gardening, cooking and decorating cakes. Lila loved her family and was very proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had much spunk in her, enjoyed laughing and was a jokester, pulling many pranks in her younger years. Lila was a worker and had many different jobs throughout her life. She was employed at Schwenks Grocery, Dixon State School and Freeport memorial Hospital until her retirement to care for her husband.
She never hesitated to help friends and family when they needed a hand or just some good home cooked food or baked goods.

Survivors include daughter Alicia (Chuck) Hays of Freeport; son Lon Feary (Joy Raymond) of Polo; former daughter in law Rosalie Feary of Dixon; sister Arleta Bretel of Seattle, WA; grandchildren Lara Cash (John Roelli), Lonna (Nathaniel) Mummert, Kara Feary (Aaron Chilek), Joshua(Trisha) Hays, Wyatt (Tracy) Hays and Sarah(Jeremy) Welt; great-grandchildren Tenley, Laynee, Cade Mummert, Charles, Timothy and AveleneHays.

Lila was preceded in death by her husband Ron; grandson Bryant Hays; three sisters Evelyn, Dorothy and Alverna; and three nephews.

Somebody has to go polish the stars,
They’re looking a little bit dull.
Somebody has to go polish the stars,
For the eagles and starlings and gulls
Have all been complaining they’re tarnished and worn,
They say they want new ones we cannot afford.
So please get your rags and your polishing jars,
Somebody has to go polish the stars.
~Shel Silverstein

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at Polo Family Funeral Home, 110 E. Dixon St., Polo from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Services will follow at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with burial at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Freeport.

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