Lucille E. Smith, nee Kremmel, 87, of Columbia, Ill., born Jan. 18, 1928, in Columbia, Ill., passed away on Dec. 4, 2015, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
Lucille was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Columbia, Ill., and was active with the quilter's group there. Her faith in God guided her life and she always put others before herself. She loved to cook for and be with her family. Lucille was a fierce card and game player, and usually dispatched her opponents quickly.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon W. Smith, whom she married on July 29, 1950, in Columbia, Ill., and who passed away on Jan. 17, 2012; her parents, William and Eva, nee Rohm, Kremmel; brothers, Clarence, Wilbert and Oliver Kremmel; and sisters, Taleitha Donnell, Ardell Hinrichs, and Mildred Kremmel.
Surviving are her children, Mark (Dinah) Smith of Houston, Texas, Donna (Mike) Donovan of Ballwin, Mo., Brian (April) Smith of Columbia, Ill., and Lance (Mary) Smith of Ballwin, Mo.; grandchildren, Josh, Matthew, Kelly, Andrew, Erin, Holly, Julie, Natalie, Samantha, Sarah, and Zachary; great-grandchildren, Casey, Lauren, Mia, Adilyn, Eli, Jaylee, Jace, Cain and Alexa; sister, Thelma Herbst of Chicago, Ill.; dear friend and neighbor, Stan Winkler; along with other relatives and friends.
As an expression of sympathy, the family prefers memorial contributions to: St. Paul Lutheran Church - Building Fund, 227 Goodhaven, Columbia, Ill. 62236. For more information, please access our website, www.lawlorfuneralhome.com.
Visitation: Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, at Lawlor Funeral Home, Columbia, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Columbia, Ill., with Pastor Steven Theiss officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Columbia, Ill.
LAWLOR FUNERAL HOME, Columbia, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Dec. 6, 2015