Letha L. Ahrens, 91, of Springfield, died at 5:44 am, Thursday, October 7, 2010 at Auburn Rehabilitation and Nursing Home. She was born March 14, 1919 in Christian County, IL to Floyd and Alice Sproat Alley. She married Kennith Ahrens on May 6, 1940 and he survives. Also surviving are 2 sons Don (Yvonne) Ahrens of Springfield and Gary (Ellen) Ahrens of Chatham; 5 grandchildren Chad Ahrens, Nancy Pressler, David Ahrens, Christine Rummans and Lynn Gerton; 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Her parents and 4 brothers Willard, Ted, Harold and Glenn Alley preceded her in death.
Letha was a 62 year member of South Side Christian Church where she volunteered in the beginner’s class. She also volunteered at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. She was a resident of Springfield most of her life. She worked in the nursery at Memorial Medical Center and was a receptionist for the Pediatric Center in Springfield.
Visitation: 4-7 p.m., Sunday, October 10, 2010 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral: 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 11, 2010 at Staab Funeral Home. Pastor John Miller officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park
Memorials: to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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