Lorraine Lynette (Scace) Bardell, 69, of Wyanet died Oct. 18, 2009, in her home after a long battle with cancer.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Grant-Johnson Funeral Home. The Rev. Barbara Ollila officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery, Wyanet. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

She was born July 31, 1940, in Shullsburg, Wis., to Austin and Elizabeth (Mullen) Scace. She married Merle R. Bardell on Oct. 30, 1957, in Keokuk, Iowa.

Mrs. Bardell worked at the U.S. Post Office in Princeton until her retirement. She was a member of Camera Club and Wyanet VFW Auxiliary. She worked at Bureau County Fair as superintendent of the art department.

Survivors are her husband; a daughter, Pam Bardell of Wyanet; three sons, Randy (Ronda) Bardell of Estacada, Ore., Kerry Bardell of Marengo, Iowa, and Todd Bardell of Texas; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five sisters, Joyce Bradbury of Eagle Creek, Ore., Julia Bear of Freeport, Corlyn (Todd) Rutter of Springfield, Thora (David) Bradbury of Cedarville and Virginia (David) Kentner of Freeport; five brothers, Orthel (Juanita) Scace of Waddams Grove, Charles (Gloria) Scace of Lena, Harry (Mary Kaye) Metz-Scace of Gratiot, Wis., Harold Scace of Woodbine and Steven (Dee) Scace of Pearl City; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and stepfather, Shirl Hilliard; one infant brother and another brother.

Pallbearers will be Damian Bardell, James Fox, Marshall Bardell, Eldon Bardell, Ray Bardell and Wayne Bardell.

Memorials may be directed to St. Jude's Children's Research Center, Peoria.

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