Lilly Claudette Gilliam

Friday, August 15, 2014

Lilly Claudette Gilliam, age 4, of Poland, passed away on Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis.

She was born March 17, 2010 and was daughter of Earl L. Gilliam and Leora B. Sturgis of Poland.

In addition to her parents she is survived by her paternal grandparents Kathleen Walker and Evi Capps and her maternal grandparents Paul and Julia Sturgis. She will be loved and missed by her many aunts, uncles and cousins. Lilly's aunts and uncles include Thad and Jackie Starkey, Joseph Thurston and Barbara Sturgis, Troy and Lynda Ellington, Maurice Malicoat and Paula Sturgis, Robbie and Jean Walker, Shane Swafford, Thomas and Tammy Gilliam and Jeffrey Gilliam. Her many cousins include Megan and Paisley Byrer, Kara Sturgis, Kinsley Scott, Rainey Birge, Madeline Birge, Lani and Lucas Starkey, Dylan Herbert, Paul Sturgis, Daylin and Dru Miller as well as Paxton and Parker Walker.

She was preceded by grandfather Thomas J. Gilliam and cousin Collyn D. Thurston.

During her four years on earth, Lilly loved swinging, swimming, taking care of animals and doing crafts like painting and beading with her Grandma. Lilly was loved by everyone she met and will be missed by all.

Funeral services for Lilly will be Sunday Aug. 17 at 3 p.m. at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will run from 11 a.m. until service time.

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