The St. Louis County Republican Central Committee would like to extend its sincere condolences to the family of Erle Lionberger who passed away today after an extended illness.

Erle became a Republican Committeewoman for Hadley Township in 1965 and served on the Republican State Committee from 1968—1978. She was a delegate for the Republican National Convention, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988 and an Alternate Delegate in 1968. She served as Missouri representative for the Republican National Platform Committee in 1988 and Missouri chairman Women for Reagan-Bush, 1984.

In addition, she served on the Board of Directors for the Landmarks Association St. Louis, Inc., 1973—1976; Coordinator for the History Preservation Pilgrimage, 1974; Board of directors for the Friends of Winston Churchill Memorial, 1975—1976 and as member of Save Grant’s White Haven, Inc., since 1985.

She was a member of the women’s executive board, Missouri Botanical Garden, 1977—1980; member St. Louis County History Building Commission, since 1976; Capitol Complex Commission on Fine Arts, 1983—1990; Chairman Missouri 7th Senatorial District Committee, 1978—1984; Missouri Advisory Council on History Preservation, since 1982; Missouri representative Lewis and Clark National History Trail Advisory Council, 1984—1988; Board of Directors Missouri Heritage Trust (now Missouri Alliance for History Preservation), since 1982 and Missouri Parks Association, 1982—1989.

Erle’s dedication to the Republican Party will always be remembered.