Yvonne Killion, 85, of Carbon died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at 9:50 a.m. in Union Hospital at Terre Haute following a brief illness.
Born April 17, 1919, in Noordpeene, France, she was the daughter of Andrew and Marie Leynart DeClair Blondiau. Her family immigrated to this country when she was 4 years old.
She grew up on a farm near Moweaqua, Ill., and moved to Springfield when she was 18 years old. She later met and married Ralph S. Killion.
She was a self-employed beautician and taught at a beauty college in Springfield.
She was an active member of the Douglas Ave. United Methodist Church in Springfield and taught Sunday School there for more than 30 years. She was also active in the PTA when her children attended school and was a Girl Scout leader for 30 years.
She moved to Parke County six years ago to be close to family and developed and marketed an internationally known business, "Scrubbies" beginning in Parke County and distributed worldwide. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Michelle "Micki" and Steve Morahn; a son, Mark S. Killion, all of Carbon; four grandchildren, Jackson James Killion, John Patrick Morahn, Michael Joseph Morahn and Megan Morahn; a great-granddaughter, Anja Marie Morahn; a brother, Robert Bondiau and wife, Sue, of Fortville, Ind.; a sister, Joan Walden, of DeQuoin, Ill.; several nieces, nephews and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her hsuband, Ralph S. Killion, on Jan. 29, 2002.
Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in French Funeral Home with Rick Short officiating. Burial will follow in Clear Run Cemetery at Bridgeton. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday prior to services.
Memorial donations may be made to the Land of Lincoln Girl Scout Council or the Covered Bridge Girl Scout Council.
Light a candle in her memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.