Isaac J. Lambert
Isaac J. Lambert of Route 3, Mt. Vernon, past president of the
Jefferson county Farmer's Union, died at 11:25 last night at
Jefferson Memorial Hospital. He was 82 years, two months and
16 days of age.
In 1961 the Illinois Farmers Union awarded its highest honor to
Mr. lambert. naming him its "Man of the Year" for 1960. He was
presented the Illinois Farmers Union's distinguished service award"
for outstanding service and devotion to Illinois agriculture." While
serving as president of the county Farmers Union, he was also a member
of the state execution committee. As "Man of the Year" for 1960, he received
a handsome plaque. Mr. Lambert also served as a member of Governor Otto
Kerner's agricultural advisory board and as a member of Rep. George Shipley's
national committee or rivers and harbors.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Pulley Funeral Chapel.
The Rev. Elmer Fiedler of St. Louis and the Rev. Gus Smith of Mt. Vernon will
officiate and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The body will lie in state at
the Pulley Funeral Home, where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Friday.
Mr. Lambert, a retired farmer, was a railway mail clerk for 37 years for the
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. He was born July 15, 1884 in Jefferson county, the son
of George M. and Susan (Pittman) Lambert. On August 7, 1938, he was married, at
Jerseyville, Ill., to Josie Campbell, who survives.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a brother, Morton Lambert of Mt. Vernon, a sister,
Mrs. Susan Webb of Champaign, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.
Submitted by: Cindy Ford