NORMAL, Ill. — Lucille A. Miller, 87, of Normal, went home to be with her Lord at 7:50 a.m., on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Heritage Manor in Normal, Ill.
Her funeral service will be on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church of Normal, with Pastor Ralph Wingate officiating. Visitation will be on Friday, January 25, 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church from 4:30 - 7 p.m. Burial will be at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Calvert & Metzler Memorial home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, Normal, or Kenney Civic League 101 S. Johnston St., Kenney, Ill. 61749.
Lucille was born on March 25, 1925, daughter of Lannie and Lee Ann Carter Yeast, they both preceded her in death. She married Robert Miller on July 27, 1947 in Normal, Ill. Robert passed away on April 17, 2002. They have three children together, Janice Miller, Normal, Joyce (Mike) Mathias, Kenney, and David (Maureen) Miller, Normal.
Also surviving are four Grandchildren, Marc Mathias, Waynesville, Amy (Matt) Austin, Frankfort, Alysha (Trent) Seggelke, Bloomington, and Jared Miller, Normal; Seven Great-Grandchildren, Justin, Alexis, Mallarie, Rylan, Trey, Reece, Shiloh, and her Great-Grand Dog, Ralphie. Her brothers Leonard and Laurence Yeast also preceded her in death.
Lucille retired from State Farm Insurance on January 30, 1989 after 25 years of loyal service as an Accountant. She was a founding member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Normal. She also served on the Town Council of Normal from May 1, 1985 until April 1, 2001 for a total of 16 years. Lucille served as the “Under-Dog” on the council and believed that the citizens of Normal needed a voice and that is what she worked to provide.
During her time on the council her other focus was advocating the need for the Constitution Trail. She believed that the town could use an outdoor recreational area for families to utilize. Lucille enjoyed traveling with the Kenney Country Travelers, and reading. Her greatest love was spending time with her grandchildren and spoiling them. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Online condolences may be left at www.calvertmemorial.com.