Lila E. Carlson

January 4, 1923 - April 3, 2020

Age 97, of Warsaw, passed away on April 3, 2020 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw following a brief illness.

She was born January 4, 1923 in the Town of Wethersfield, NY, daughter of the late McKinley and Mary Elwell Prentice. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Warsaw as well as the United Methodist Women and the Mission Circle of the church.

Lila enjoyed playing cards and was an excellent baker. Her home was a gathering spot for many neighborhood kids over the years.
Lila was predeceased by her husband Channing Carlson who died in 2010.

Surviving are her sons, Craig (Judy) Carlson of Sheldon, Lynn Carlson of Warsaw; her grandchildren, Kristen Pettengill, Ashley Casey, Joe Carlson and Julia Carlson; six great grandchildren; her sisters, Reba Hilligas of Warsaw, Roberta Cartwright of Silver Springs, Carol Smith of Portsmouth, VA; several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Richard Prentice, Stanley Prentice and Dorothy Stoffer.

There are no calling hours. A private graveside service will be held at Warsaw Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Warsaw Rescue Squad, PO Box 22, Warsaw, NY 14569.

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Apr 12.20 from Carolyn Shinault:

My prayers are with family, I only saw her about 3 times, a very nice lady made me feel right at home.


Apr 12.20 from Lyle:

Lila was a special Aunt who will be missed

Apr 7.20 from Joseph L. Coveny:

My deepest sympathy to all of the Carlson family at this very difficult time. May God help you through and bless you all.

Apr 7.20 from Kathryn Craigmile:

Craig, Lynn and families.  We were so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.  Your parents and you guys were good neighbors.  Our thoughts are with you.  kathy & Gino

Apr 6.20 from Dawn LUCKENBACH:

Sorry to hear of Lila’s passing.  She was a wonderful lady and I always enjoyed seeing her.
Dawn Sheffield Luckenbach

Apr 4.20 from Cathy and Tom Uptegrove :

We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a sweet lady and a big part of the Carmody girls childhood. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Apr 4.20 from Linda Carmody:

I am so sorry to learn of Lila’s passing.  She was an important part of my life growing up in the Methodist Church.  My parents were good friends with Lila and Chan, and she would frequently make my dad an elderberry pie, which was his favorite.  My children her as their beloved Sunday School teacher.  Heaven is blessed with a special angel.  My sympathy to your family.

Apr 3.20 from Linda and Frank Hollister :

To the family our condolences. Lila was a lovely lady. Frank and I used to go over for her great pies. We enjoyed visiting her and your dad. I’m sure she is happy to be with Chan. Bless to all. Frank and Linda Hollister.