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Lana Forden

d. August 20, 2015

Lana Forden, age 64, of Springfield, passed away on August 20, 2015, in Ontario, Canada.

She is survived by her husband, Kevin; two children, Vicki (Kirk) Forden Brauer of Wildwood, Missouri & Jon Forden of Springfield;  two sisters Janice (Ed) Nichols and Peggy Mounce, sister-in-law, Becky Ethell; three grandchildren, Taylor Forden, Lincoln and Owen Brauer; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and brother Daniel Ethell.

Lana was born on October 20, 1950, in Springfield, the daughter of Eldon “Cap” and Aneta Ethell.

Lana married Kevin on October 7, 1972, in Athens.

She worked for the State of Illinois for many years, where she later retired. After retirement, being a Grandma was her full-time job.

Lana graduated in 1968 at Athens High School.

Visitation will be held at Mott & Henning Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, from 4-6 PM with memorial services immediately following at 6:00 PM.

Officiating will be Rev. Paulette Cott.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

Memorials can be made to “Be Aware Woman’s Fair” at Memorial Medical Center Foundation or “Alzheimer’s Association” at 2309 W. White Oaks Drive, Suite E Springfield, IL 62704.








  1. Nick, Rhonda & family, So sorry to hear of the loss of Aunt Lana. Hope your fond memories guide you through this difficult time.

    The Salmon Family

  2. Jon, I’m so sorry for this to have happened to your family. God Never intended for us to have to deal with Death, It is only because of Adam and Eve’s sin That we are cursed with it.

    Here are a few scriptures, I would like to share with you and your family.

    “There is going to be a resurrection.”—Acts 24:15, New World Translation.

    Comfort when loved ones die.—2 Corinthians 1:3, 4.

    Freedom from a morbid fear of death.—Hebrews 2:15.

    A real hope of being reunited with your dead loved ones.—John 5:28, 29.

  3. My heart breaks for you and your family.


  4. Peggy and Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
    With deepest sympathy.


  5. My deepest sympathy to you all. I knew Lana from bowling, So sad! Sorry for your loss!


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