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Lucille Glene Mefford, 85, of Louisville passed away at 12:52 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital in Effingham.
Arrangements are entrusted to J.W. Neal Funeral Home in Louisville. A private family visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A celebration of life will be held for all at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Toliver Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice and will be received at the funeral home. Please visit www.jwnealfuneralhome.net to leave condolences, tributes or to light a candle.
Lucille was born Feb. 22, 1932, in Louisville, the daughter of Willard and Nina (Smith) Dawkins. She was united in marriage to Gerald Eugene Mefford on Feb. 27, 1950, in Flora, and to this union three sons were born. Gerald preceded her in death on April 13, 2010.
She was employed by the North Clay School Unit 25 as a bus driver for many years and was a member of the Faith Tabernacle Church in Flora.
She leaves to mourn her passing sons, Larry (Tana) Mefford of Neoga, Terry (Karen) Mefford of Dahlgren, and Jerry (Lori) Mefford of Central Point, Oregon; grandchildren, Maggie (Shawn) Mefford Bietz of Dewittt, Kristina (Chad) Mefford Dickey of Flora, Kandi (Jeff) Mefford Wilkerson of Thompsonville, Dustin (Amanda) Mefford of Mc Leansboro, Clint Mefford of St. Joseph, MO, and Taylor Mefford of Stillwater, OK; great-grandchildren, Colby Hopfinger, Blaine and Abbigail Dickey, Liliana, Kylea and Sawyer Wilkerson, and Lyla Grace and Kodie Mefford.
Lucille is preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Herman Dawkins; and sisters, Vivian Louise (Jack) Hale and Ilieen Trinkle.
Published on May 2, 2017
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