She was born October 15, 1928 in Barry County, Missouri, the daughter of Clyde and Aletha (Kidwell) Towe. On February 2, 1948 she was united in marriage to Laverne Black, who survives.
She is also survived by: four sons, Tim Black of Prineville, Ore., Steve Black and his wife, Terri of Redmond, Ore., Kelly Black and his wife, Heidi of Redmond, Ore., and Kevin Black and his wife, Colette of Saigon, Vietnam; one daughter, Laverna Sabranke and her husband Jerry of Bothel, Wash.; one brother, Jack Towe of Warm Springs, Ore.; eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Bob Towe.
Lilas received her education at the Old Quaker School and was a graduate of Cassville High School. She was a homemaker and resided in Prineville, Ore., 59 years.
She enjoyed camping and family gatherings. Four months ago she and Laverne moved back to Cassville, Mo., to make their home. She was a devoted Christian, wife and mother. She attended Cassville First Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements are being made by Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville, Mo.