Wife of baseball great Stan Musial passes away

Wife of baseball great Stan Musial passes away

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Lillian Musial, wife of former St. Louis Cardinals slugger and National Baseball Hall of Famer Stan Musial has passed away at the age of 91 in St. Louis on May 3, 2012. Pictured in this May 2008 file photo, the Musials were married in May 1940. UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

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Posted on May 3, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 2 at 4:38 PM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – Lil Musial, wife of former St. Louis Cardinal Stan Musial, died at her home on Thursday.

Lil, 91, had been battling an illness and was surrounded by family before passing away at 6 p.m.

Stan and Lil have been married since 1940.

Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. issued the following statement:

“We have lost a valued member of the Cardinals family.  Lil was the love of Stan’s life - - a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was a remarkable woman who touched the lives of so many people.  From her selfless work in organizing the Cardinals Pinch Hitters group to her more recent efforts to help homeless, runaway girls with the Covenant House, Lil was always helping others.   The entire Cardinals organization extends its sincere condolences to Stan, their children Richard, Gerry, Janet and Jean, and their eleven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.”

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