Erma J. Lanter, 88 of Argenta, IL passed away 11:30 PM January 4, 2019 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.


Services will be 11 AM Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the Bridge Church Fellowship (Argenta UMC & Presbyterian Church), Argenta, IL with Pastor Bob Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM Tuesday at the church. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL with arrangements.


Memorials may be directed to the Bridge Church Fellowship.


Erma was born July 21, 1930 in Bingham, IL the daughter of Homer and Doris (Blaylock) Hunter. She married Elwood K. Lanter September 11, 1953. He passed away November 19, 1985.

Survivors include her daughters: Donna (Richard) Kimler, and Carol Lanter, both of Argenta, IL; granddaughter: Breann Lanter, LaPlace, IL.


She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons: Allen and Dale, 2 brothers and 1 sister.


Erma enjoyed gardening, jigsaw puzzles, word searches, and cards.


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