Lila B. Asbell, 77, a homemaker and retired secretary, died at 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008 at Galena Nursing Center, Galena, following an illness.

Mrs. Asbell was born April 9, 1931 in Galena.  Her parents were Harvey and Bessie (Huffman) Watson.  She had lived in the area most of her life.

She was married to Lowell Linden Asbell on Sept 29, 1978 in Miami, Okla.  He passed away March 14, 1998.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Harvey Watson Jr and one sister Grace Poelma.

Lila and Lowell are survived by their children, Larry Albertson, Alcova, Wyo.; Lana Holland, Anderson, Ind.; Lowell Asbell  Jr, Fla.; Darlene Reed, Carthage, Mo.; and Carol Sue Kollmeyer, Joplin, Mo. Two brothers, Henry Watson, Frontenac; and Homer Watson, Schwertz, Texas; two sisters, Anne Cox, Miami, Okla. and Marie Arehart, Galena; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 29, 2008 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Galena, under the direction of Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena.  The casket remained closed at all times.