Lila Detraz Tumilty

Lila Detraz Tumilty, age 72, of Greenfield, passed away surrounded by her family on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, after a long battle with cancer.

She was born on Sept. 18, 1939, the daughter of Shirley and Beatrice Detraz. Lila graduated from Mays High School in 1957, and from Indiana College of Beauty Culture in 1958. She married her high school sweetheart, Harry Tumilty Jr., on March 14, 1958.

Lila was a member of Center Christian Church of Mays, Ind., the Christian Women’s Club, and the PEO Sisterhood. She enjoyed cooking, traveling, watching basketball, and attending her grandchildren’s school and sporting events and musical performances. Lila was a devoted follower of Christ and a strong and loving encourager of her husband, children and grandchildren.

 She is survived by her husband; her two daughters, Rhonda (Erik) Spykman of Lafayette, Ind., and Shirley (Matthew) Bonne of Cincinnati, Ohio; and her grandchildren, Erika and John Spykman, and Aaron, Brooke, Trey, and Drew Bonne.

Lila was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Jordan Bonne.

A service celebrating Lila’s life will be held on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Center Christian Church, Mays, Ind., with Pastor Bill Worrell officiating. A reception will follow the service. Friends and family may call prior to the service, beginning at 1 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Center Christian Church, for children’s and youth ministries.

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