Lola I. Garland, 95, of Vandalia passed away February 1, 2016 at her home at Brookstone Estates in Vandalia.
In honoring her wishes her body will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at 10:00am, Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Vandalia with burial to follow in Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Arrangements by Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia; online condolences available at
Lola was born May 23, 1920, in Lincoln, IL the daughter of Aaron and Nora (Supinger) Snow. She was married to her first husband Mr. Reed, and together they had two children. After his passing she married Lonnie Garland January 25, 1948, and he passed away February 10, 1964. Lola waitressed over the years at Jays Restaurant, the Patio and Robins Cafe, she also worked at Princess Peggy Dress Factory and Brockway in Vandalia, she was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Lola was a faithful friend and in her free time enjoyed reading.
She is survived by her sons Robert “Bob” Garland and wife Sharon of Ponchatoula, LA and Willis “Bill” Garland and wife Trudy of Decatur, IL; daughters Mary (Reed) Bond of Decatur, IL and Lorilee and husband Max Kettler of Denver, CO; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, son Jack Reed, and brother Aaron Snow.