Oliaf “Pod” Lorance, 93, Oblong, Illinois
Visitation: 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 22, 2010 & Wednesday
8 A.M. Until Time Of Service
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. Wednesday June 23, 2010, Pulliam
Funeral Home, Oblong, IL
Memorials: Lincolnland Hospice Or Oblong Schools Academic Foundation – Envelopes
at or may be mailed to the Funeral Home.
Oliaf L. “Pod” Lorance, 93, Oblong, Illinois
passed away Saturday, June 19, 2010, at the Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong. Born
in Crawford County, the Pierceburg / Greenbrier area on December 7, 1916,
she was the daughter of Harlin Edgar Hill and Leora Gertrude (Neeley) Hill. She
was retired from L. S. Heath & Sons where she worked on the candy lines. She
was a member of the Oblong Evangelical United Methodist Church. Pod
enjoyed working in her yard, her flowers, watching hummingbirds and her
On February 18, 1932, she married Chloris M. “Buster” Lorance,
who preceded her in death on May 20, 2007. Also preceding her in
death were her parents; three brothers, Ogal “Speck” Hill,
Oral “Joe” Hill and Roy “Jim” Hill; five sisters,
Ellen Ikemire, Velma “Tim” Persinger, Dorothy “Dot” Davis,
Mary Goff and Marie Woods; half brother Wilson Hill and two half sisters
Clede Mann & Maude McCrory.
Pod is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Larry G. & Norma
Lorance; one daughter, Anita L. Catt; four grandchildren, Rick & Sue
Catt, Debbie & Billy Spivey, Lori & Tim Hetzler and Peggy & Brian
Weigele; nine great-grandchildren, Mandy Catt, Brad & Sara Heilwagen,
Lucas & Beth Catt, J. D. Hetzler, Brandon Catt, Nick Pressley, Christine
Spivey, Ross Hetzler and Bailey Spivey; three great-grandchildren, Daniel
Catt, Adam Heilwagen, and Hannah Catt; two sisters-in-law, Pauline Hill
and Lorraine Lorance and several nieces and nephews.
Burial will be in the Oblong Cemetery.