Springfield, IL Memorial Planned & Lori Memory Video

Plans have been set for a Springfield, IL memorial, to be held on March 5th at West Side Christian Church (2850 Cider Mill Lane, Springfield, IL 62702).

Similar to the Dayton, OH memorial, visitation will be held from 2-4 PM and the memorial service held from 4-6 PM. There was a time of sharing short memories and stories of Lori during the memorial service. It was a sweet time where all were blessed to hear how Lori impacted lives. If you have a similar story, it would be great if you could bring it ready to share.

For those traveling, the below hotels do offer bereavement rates. When calling to book, mention you will be traveling for a funeral and request the bereavement rate. There are many hotels on the east side of Springfield, however the church is located on the northwest side of Springfield. The listed hotels are located on the west side:

Quality Inn & Suites
3442 Freedom Dr, Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 787-2250
Bereavement rate: $71 + tax

Hampton Inn & Suites
2300 Chuckwagon Dr, Springfield, IL 62711
(217) 793-7670
Bereavement rate: $99 + tax

A family member (Jonny Walls) created a video of Lori that was shown at the Dayton memorial service. It’s uploaded to YouTube and can be found here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpN3I6Y3OxA).


  1. What a beautiful video. I feel the love and joy of Lori’s life.

  2. Wow! Awesome! What more can I say but what a tribute to our girl.

  3. That video was wonderful!!!!

  4. Thanks for sharing the video. Kevin and I watched it tonight. We continue to pray for you and the kids.

  5. Thank you for the video ?

  6. Maryellen Ackroyd

    February 19, 2016 at 8:21 AM

    What an amazing woman to have had in your life., and she in yours. The love & joy shown through the video is so evident.
    May the memories of Lori & your children’s love sustain you until you meet again in Eternal life. ❤️❤️

  7. I feel so very blessed to have known and hugged and shared life with this beautiful and amazing child of God. Oh dear Lori how you are missed but remembered for always. Praying for wonderful Mark and your beautiful children. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  8. Marianna Burton Sistrunk

    February 19, 2016 at 6:23 PM

    Loved this!! And what a wonderful surprise to see my dad in the second picture!!

  9. Mark – I continue to think of both you and Lori everyday!! With all the wonderful friends you both had I’m sure you are staying strong! Those 3 wonderful children keep you busy I’m sure!! Please contact me by email or phone when I might drop by to see you all ! I know you have a busy weekend and I’ll be thinking of you. I’m sure it will be as beautiful as your service here was. Take care- I have Lori’s cell number but never had yours

  10. Plan to attend Memorial s Sharing Wishes Hospice Gala every spring, and help make the wishes of hospice patients and their families come true!

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