PRINCETON and SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Mildred “Neoma” Lashbrook, 90, of Princeton passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at Gibson General Hospital.

She was born Aug. 27, 1928, in Princeton to Robert Tewell and Bessie (Griffith) Tewell. Neoma attended the Francisco United Methodist Church and was a loving family woman. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Mrs. Lashbrook is survived by her husband, Tom Lashbrook; daughter, Melody (Roger) Embry; step-children, Roger (Rexene) Lashbrook, Tim (Rene) Lashbrook, Dan Lashbrook, and Suetta (Richard) Loesch; daughter-in-law, Elaine Gatewood; sister, Ann (Mike) Ice; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Connie Mounts; son, Mark Gatewood; grandson, Kevin Gatewood; four brothers; one sister; and her first husband, Paul “Bud” Joseph Gatewood.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with Reverend Rick Lance officiating. Burial will follow at Columbia White Church Cemetery in Princeton. A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 at Colvin Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Francisco United Methodist Church. Envelopes will also be available at Colvin’s. You may leave a message of sympathy or light a candle in memory of Neoma at Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve Mildred “Neoma” Lashbrook’s family.

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