Lillian "Lee" Crowell

The funeral service and celebration of the life of Lillian "Lee" Crowell (nee Elsemore) will be held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 19 at Alliance Bible Church, 13939 N. Cedarburg Road, in Me-quon.

Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday, from noon until the time of the service.

Lillian went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 at the age of 90, following a two-year battle with cancer.

She was brought into this world on Aug. 18, 1917 in Princeton, Maine, the daughter of John and Rachel Elsemore (nee Kirkpatrick).

William and Lillian had their family home in Freeport, Maine. She lived on the East Coast until 1969, when she moved to the Milwaukee area to be near her son and as a transfer with her employer, Sears Roebuck and Company. Lillian was employed by Sears for 16 years and retired from her secretary position in 1983.

After retirement, Lillian be-came active as a volunteer at Lasata Care Center, leading Bible studies and doing office work.

She was an active member of Alliance Bible Church where she was involved in many ministries such as a Sunday School assistant, mentor and Bible study leader.

She also did a lot of knitting and coordinated the knitting of baby items for the "Blessings for Babies" and "Willing Hands for Children" ministries, which made hats and mittens for less privileged children.

Lillian is survived by her son John (Betty, nee Sauter); granddaughter Cynthia Crowell; brother John Elsemore; and her brother-in-law Gene De-roshers.

She is further survived by nieces and nephews.

She also had a life of blessings with many dear friends.

Lillianís life was a true reflection of her dear Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Her kind and gentle spirit will be missed by many.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission or the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Milwaukee.

The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the wonderful and compassionate caregivers at Vitas Hospice and at the Harrison Home, a Family Tree Residential Facility where she spent the last months of her life.