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Wife of baseball great Stan Musial to be laid to rest Monday

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Stan Musial plays his harmonica with his wife, Lil, at his side. By KMOV Web Producer Stan Musial plays his harmonica with his wife, Lil, at his side. By KMOV Web Producer

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – Lil Musial, wife of former St. Louis Cardinal Stan Musial, will be laid to rest Monday afternoon.

Funeral services for Lillian Musial were scheduled at the Cathedral Basilica at 2 p.m. A private burial ceremony will be held immediately afterwards.

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

Stan and Lil were married since 1940.

Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. issued the following statement after her passing:

“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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