Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Death Notices

February 22, 2014

Letha Lang

Letha Joy (Figgins) Lang, 93, of Strasburg, died at 4:55 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Shelbyville Manor.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Strasburg, with the Rev. C. W. Lewis officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Lower Ash Grove Cemetery, near Strasburg. Memorials may be given to Strasburg United Methodist Church or American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left at www.howeandyockey.com.

Mrs. Lang was born on Sept. 15, 1920, near Windsor, the daughter of Gaylord M. and Ollie Pearl McFadden Figgins. She graduated from Stewardson High School in the Class of 1935. Joy was a cashier for a hotel in California and later owned and operated a knitting shop in Arizona. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, playing cards and shopping. Joy was a member of the Strasburg United Methodist Church. She married Dudley Wright. He preceded her in death. She later married Herbert Lang. He died on Jan. 19, 1985.

She is survived by her nephew, Mac Figgins and wife Debbie of Strasburg; niece, Sandra Bugenhagen of Mode; several great-nieces and nephews; and friends, Jean and Bill Walker of Strasburg, and Janet and Charlie Culver of Strasburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Garl F. Figgins; and great-nephew, Fieldon J. Figgins.

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