STERLING – E. Lucille Stewart-Meyer, 100, of Sterling, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
She was born Jan. 18, 1914, in Kinmundy, the daughter of Robert Franklin and Edna (Elder) Maxey. She was united in marriage to J. Earl Stewart on March 3, 1940, in Davenport, Iowa. He preceded her in death in 1976. She married Alfred E. Meyer on Feb. 26, 1984. He also preceded her in death.
Lucille was a licensed practical nurse with Dixon State School for many years. She was a member of Rock Falls United Methodist Church since 1938, transferring from Milledgeville United Methodist Church. Lucille served on many church committees, and taught Sunday school. She was a member of Whiteside County Home Extension and a member of Elkhorn Homemakers for more than 50 years. Lucille loved to sew and quilt. She enjoyed her flowers, and bowled with senior citizens as long as her health permitted. Lucille also enjoyed leading the 4-H Jordan Jumpers.
Those left to honor her memory include a daughter, Nancy Love of Lincoln City, Ore.; a stepdaughter, Joan (W.C.) Kessel of Amboy; a son, Harold A. (Patti) Stewart of San Diego; a stepson, Gordon (Joy) Meyer of Dixon; a brother, William Ralph Maxey of Rockford; five grandchildren, Douglas Stewart, Kelli Rodriguez, Kurt Stewart, Tracey Talley, and Janene Hocking; nine stepgrandchildren, Ann Gronlund, Robin Dieken, Don Meyer, Rex Meyer, Alan Meyer, Craig Kessel, Dean Kessel, Cory Kessel, and Jeremy Kessel; 10 great-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; her parents; six sisters, Frances Janssen, Anita Mae Maxey, Wanda Elizabeth Maxey, Martha Smith, Laura Holman, and Olive Seloover; three brothers, Robert, Marion, and Dale Maxey; two grandchildren, Bart Stewart and one in infancy; four sisters-in-law, Lillian Maxey, Patricia Maxey, Ruth Maxey, and Lois Maxey; three brothers-in-law, Clyde Smith, Robert Seloover, and Mervin Janssen; and two sons-in-law, Joe Schlie and Bill Love.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Rock Falls United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Richard Fassig, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.
A memorial has been established.
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