Lillian “Nana” Rader

“If I keep a green bow in my heart, the singing bird will come.” Lillian “Nana” Rader died on Saturday, April 24, 2010 in Sheridan Memorial Hospital, Sheridan, WY.

She and her late husband, Luther Rader, were charter members of Faith Lutheran Church in Springfield, Missouri, and Lillian also enjoyed attending services and Sunday school at Trinity Lutheran Church of Sheridan. Lillian was a lover of God, of literature, and most of all, her family. She was known for baking the best cookies in the world, for her expert sewing abilities, for sending notes of encouragement to those in need, and for being the best sister, mom and Nana that anyone could ask for! Her explosive laughter and choice wit will be missed by many.

She was born December 23, 1919 in Willard, MO and made her residence in Springfield until moving to Sheridan, WY 11 years ago.

She is survived by her sisters, Iva June Hamilton and Bobbie Brautigam of Springfield, MO, her son, Mike Rader, of Bloomington, MN, her daughter, Pat Brackley of Sheridan, and her two granddaughters, Laura and Melissa Brackley of Sheridan. They will all remember her feisty spirit.

Graveside service will be 2:00pm Friday (April 30th) in Eastlawn Cemetery, Springfield, MO with the Rev. Jason Shaw officiating. Arrangements are with Greenlawn North Funeral Home, Springfield. Local arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.

Memorials may benefit Trinity Lutheran Church of Sheridan.