C. Alline Lewis (95) of Bible Grove


Published on December 8 2022 10:48 am

C. Alline Lewis, 95, of Bible Grove passed away peacefully at 3:06am Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at the Stone Bridge Memory Care in Olney with her loving family by her side.

Alline was born on July 2, 1927 in Hord, Illinois the daughter of Alex and Hallie (Ooton) Ring. Alline married William J. Lewis, Jr. on September 13, 1946 in Douglas County, Illinois and they shared 38 years of marriage before he preceded her in death by May 24, 1985. Alline was strong-willed, loving and a faithful Christian. She proudly served as a Clay County court bailiff, and was the Bible Grove Town clerk for nearly 40 years. She was an active member of the Louisville First Baptist Church. Many who knew her came to own one of her quilts. She spent hours quilting, quietly tucked away in her house on the hill in Bible Grove. For over 65 years, her friends and family could pop in and join her for a cold pepsi, bottomless candy, stories on TV, opry gossip, a Cardinal baseball game, or a good homecooked meal.

Alline was a devoted matriarch, and will be sorely missed by her four sons: Will (Linda) Lewis, Steve (Mona) Lewis, Ed (Joan) Lewis, Jim (Cathy) Lewis; 16 grandchildren; 45 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by a special niece: Loretta Coatney, and many other nieces, nephews, and good friends.

Alline was also preceded in death by her parents; beloved grandson: Shane Lewis; and all of her 6 siblings.

The family would like to give thanks to God for 95 long years and to her Yadier Molina bobblehead for his special presence during her final few. The years weren’t always easy, but they were always good.

Funeral services to celebrate Alline’s life will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, December 10, 2022 at the Louisville First Baptist Church, Louisville with Pastor Kelly Carruthers officiating. Burial will follow at the Bible Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday evening at the McGriff Funeral Home in Louisville where friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, and then on Saturday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 am at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Alline’s memory to the Louisville First Baptist Church or Shriners Hospital. To sign the guestbook online or share a memory of Alline, please visit by clicking here