Lillian Zada Buerge-Carpenter, 76, passed away June 6, 2017 at her home.

Lillian Zada Buerge-Carpenter, 76, passed away June 6, 2017 at her home.  
Lil was born June 25, 1940 in Commerce, Texas to Hansel Lucas and Lera Miller Lucas.  Lil was a longtime resident of Avilla, Missouri and worked at Justin Boot. She was a member of the Avilla City Council for many years.
Lil was united in marriage to Kenneth Buerge September 17, 1979; he preceded her in death August 2004. On December 27, 1997 she was united in marriage to Dean Carpenter in Las Vegas, Nevada; he preceded her in death April 29, 2009.
Lil is survived by one son Leonard Buerge of Joplin, two daughters: Kenetta Kay Colombe of Gravette, Arkansas and Lisa Lynn McKinney of Seneca, Missouri, three sisters: Latrell Back of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lola Jones of Leonard, Texas and Joan Wilcox of Tyler, Texas, along with numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.  
Lil was preceded in death by one son, Tony Lucas and one brother, Sony Lucas.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2017 at Avilla Baptist Church in Avilla, Missouri. Burial will be at Avilla Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.ulmerfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.