Lynse Nicole Stokes, 15, of Chenoa, IL., died Monday, September 5, 2016 at 11:57 am at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.
Her funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Chenoa United Methodist Church with Pastors Deb Honegger and Janeen Tronc officiating. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, September 9, 2016 at the church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Rural Pontiac, IL following the services. Memorial contributions in honor of Lynse may be made to the family.
Lynse was born on November 5, 2000 in Pontiac, IL, a daughter of Kenneth and Shana (Caton) Stokes.
She is survived by her mother: Shana (Dan) Stokes Kridner of Chenoa, IL; paternal grandparents: Dale and Letitia Stokes of Graymont, Illinois; her siblings: Cassandra Stokes of Chenoa, IL, Paul and Tom Kridner both of Pontiac, IL, Allysa Stokes of Graymont, IL, Trafton, Brayden, and Bryce Kridner all of Chenoa, IL; aunts and uncles: Crystal (Jamie) Tellor of Pomona, IL, Dana (Chris) Kelley of Tacoma, WA, Brenda (Dale) Schott of Blackstone, IL, and Scott (Brandi) Willer of Bettendorf, IA; step grandparents: Dale and Bonnie Kridner of Chenoa, IL; maternal grandmother: Darla Caton of Murphysboro, IL; maternal great grandfather: Earl Caton of Ava, IL; paternal great grandmother: Agnes Stokes of Cullom, IL; many cousins and extended family. She was preceded in death by her father and brother: Daniel Kridner, Jr.
Lynse was a sophomore at Prairie Central High School where she excelled at helping and mentoring others. Whether it was band, choir, or math, she was there to lend a helping hand, a true mother hen and asset to the school and her family that she loved so dearly. She enjoyed helping at her grandma’s business Marchelloni’s in Pontiac.
She was a loving daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin, and friend who will be greatly missed.
Jose and Lynse made everyone remember what love is supposed to be-Honest, Protective, Sweet, Innocent, All in! As adults we think they are too young, they don't know! We believe they did! Jose loved her truly, the best boyfriend/best friend. Lynse loved him truly, the best girlfriend/best friend. They were inseparable in love, disagreements, work, play, life and death. We know that anyone that knew these two, saw them together, or were lucky enough to be in their circle, were the truly blessed! We could all learn “adulting” from these two. Even in their break up, there was none of the torrid feelings that usually come with that. They embraced life and we have to believe death. This is truly the greatest loss and gain-That we remember to love and honor one another, even in our mistakes because tomorrow is never-ever Promised! No matter how cautious or carefree there is no guarantee. God is their guardian now. May they rest in peace and know how much they are loved and missed!