Alice L. Broughton
SPRINGFIELD – Alice L. Broughton, 83, of Springfield died at 7:35 a.m. on July 15, 2009, at Oak Terrace Healthcare Center.
She was born on September 23, 1925, the daughter of William and Marjorie (Richardson) Lamkey. Alice grew up on a farm in rural Riverton and attended school at Tri-City. After her graduation in 1943 she traveled daily on the Interurban to work at Capital City Paper Company. She spent her leisure time roller skating at Moonlight Gardens, where she met William B. Broughton. They married in 1946 and had 6 children.
After raising her 6 children she went to work for the Secretary of State Department of Budget and Fiscal Management. Upon her retirement, Alice pursued her lifelong dream of travel, including trips to Scotland, England and Alaska. She was a member of Riverton First United Methodist Church.
She enjoyed weekly pinochle games with her family and playing bridge with her friends.
She loved to laugh and joke and all who knew her knew of her kindness. She deeply cherished her children, grandchildren and siblings and lived her life for them. She was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed her. She will have eternal life with our Lord in Heaven and will forever remain in the hearts of those who loved her.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, William and Charles Lamkey; and sisters, Delora Leaderbrand and Eola Mae (Susie) Hyde.
Survivors are sons, William Perry (Rachel) Broughton, John R. (Suzanne) Broughton, David A. (Jill Kennedy) Broughton; and daughters, Diane S. (David) Vail, Debra J. (Thomas) Bell and Cheryl J. Broughton; 11 grandchildren, Rebecca (Steve) Martin, Joshua (Kelly) Broughton, Sarah (David) Shike, Sean (Ami) Broughton, Jennifer Broughton, Julia Broughton, Alexa Broughton, Gabriel Broughton, Adam (Kimberly) Pichon, Aaron Winkler, Daniel Winkler; and 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters; Anna Marie Kresse and Roberta (James) Bernahl; sister-in-law, Doris Lamkey; and 19 nieces and nephews.
Services are under the direction of Staab Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Riverton First United Methodist Church, 429 E. Lincoln, Riverton, IL, with memorial mervices at 10:30 a.m. on July 25, 2009, conducted by Reverend Jonathan Dixon and Pastor Charles Carver with the internment at Roselawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Riverton First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 440, Riverton, IL 62561 or Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 2001 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131-3597.