Lela May Humphrey, 90, of Goreville, died at 7:57 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at Parkway Manor, in Marion. A funeral service was at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 at Bailey Funeral Home, in Vienna, Ill. The Rev. Andy Black officiated. Burial followed at Busby Cemetery, in Goreville. A visitation was from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Goreville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 288, Goreville, IL 62939.

Lela May Humphrey, 90, of Goreville, died at 7:57 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at Parkway Manor, in Marion. A funeral service was at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 at Bailey Funeral Home, in Vienna, Ill. The Rev. Andy Black officiated. Burial followed at Busby Cemetery, in Goreville. A visitation was from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Goreville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 288, Goreville, IL 62939.

Lela was born July 2, 1927, in Rulo, Neb., the daughter of Sterling and Lois (Housh) Benson. She married Alvin L. Humphrey on May 30, 1946, in Carbon Cliff. He preceded her in death on March 28, 1997.

Lela was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, and traveling. In her younger years, Lela bowled on a mixed league and loved ballroom dancing. She was a member of Goreville United Methodist Church and had sung in the choir. She was a delegate from the church to the Goreville Ministerial Alliance.

She had been a member of the Illinois State Grange and held several different positions in both the county and local levels. Lela was a member of the Goreville Senior Citizens and also had served in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

She is survived by her sons, Alvin Humphrey Jr., of Goreville; James L. (Nora) Humphrey, of Belleville; and Richard W. (Patricia) Humphrey, of Geneseo; nine grandchildren: Angela Gibson, Heather Walker, James L. Humphrey II, Nicole Humphrey, Aimee Angsioco, Brian Humphrey, Dawn Humphrey, Ian Humphrey and Tristian Humphrey; six great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Riley, Ava, Olivia, Adison and Alex; a brother, William Benson, of Oregon; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and brother, Lela was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.