Lillian Townsley

Dec. 21, 1935 — April 7, 2020

Lillian Martha Townsley (Lil), 84, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Niles due to a brief illness.

Lillian was born Dec. 21, 1935, on a farm near Lamoni, IA to the late William E. and Corene (McDowell) Sams.

On Jan. 21, 1955, she married Oliver H. Townsley Jr.

In 2001, after 33 years, Lillian retired from Simplicity Pattern Co. Lillian and Oliver owned Dental Art’s Lab in South Bend.

She absolutely loved spending time with her family, cherishing every moment she had with each of them. Lillian also loved to collect plates and dolls.

She is survived by her children, William (Edith) Townsley, Teresa (Gary) Adams, Brian Townsley; grandchildren, Ryan (Amy) Adams, Josh (Brittany) Townsley, Brandon (Alyssa) Townsley, Jessica Townsley, Jennifer (Robert) Hibbard; great-grandchildren, Ian “Q” Adams, Ava Adams, Peyton Townsley, Cooper Townsley, Elizabeth Hibbard; sisters, Betty Coulson, Shirley Prall; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her is death are her parents, William and Corene; husband, Oliver in 1999; three infant brothers; brother, Roy Sams in 2000; and sister, Ruth Price in 2014.

Family wants to send a special thank you to the hospice caregivers.

Memorial donations may be made to Caring Circle, 4025 Health Park Lane, St. Joseph, MI 49085 and Saint Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St., Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Hoven Funeral Home, Buchanan.

Online condolences may be made at hovenfunerals.com.

Cass County

Cassopolis man rescued from Saddlebag Lake

News

Niles graduate retiring after 50 years with American Airlines

Cass County

County health department announces 1,500 COVID-19 vaccine appointments for ages 65 and older

Business

Wounded Minnow owner reacts to proposal to extend curfew, community support amid pandemic

Cass County

Two sentenced through Cass County’s Adult Treatment Court

Dowagiac

New Dowagiac police officers ready to serve community

Dowagiac

Dowagiac city manager provides update to Rotary

Cass County

Dowagiac man heading back to jail

Berrien County

Berrien, Cass businesses awarded Michigan Small Business Survival grants

Education

Eastside Connections seventh, eighth graders finish Black History Month virtual museum

Edwardsburg

Ontwa Township installs dry hydrants

Education

EPS foundation awards physical education teacher $2,500

Cass County

Cass County Board of Commissioners to return to in-person meetings

Giving

Niles Service League’s annual Bundle-A-Buddy fundraiser kicks off on Monday

Buchanan

One Buchanan to host free online mental health forum on COVID-19 isolation, depression

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Cass counties report new COVID-19 deaths

Berrien County

Berrien County courts to enter Phase Three of reopening

Berrien County

Berrien County Health Department expands access to COVID-19 vaccination

Cassopolis

Cassopolis Municipal Complex wins AIA Southwest Michigan Merit Award

Dowagiac

Warrant issued for Dowagiac man accused of possession of child sexually abusive material

Cass County

COA, Dowagiac District Library partner to launch new book club

News

Niles Master Plan to seek initial approval

Dowagiac

City of Dowagiac reports untreated wastewater discharge

Berrien County

Region prepares for farm workers with new precautions