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Lucile Janett Missimer


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Lucile Janett Missimer Obituary
Lucile Janett Missimer, age 74, died Thursday, December 28, 2017. She was born February 6, 1943 in Sturgis, Michigan to Harold and Gladys (Graham) Missimer. From early childhood she lived in Reading, Michigan, graduating Valedictorian from Reading High School in 1961. She received her Bachelors with high honors in Education from Michigan State University in 1965, where she was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and later earned her MS from Michigan State also.
She began her teaching career in Schwartz Creek Public School in 1965; she soon after moved to DeWitt Public Schools and taught 2nd grade for the next 38 years, eventually having students in her class whose parent(s) she had taught. She was active in the Teachers Union, often serving on the negotiating team. Retiring in 2004, with a GPS supporting her directional challenge, she became quite the traveler. She continued being a DeWitt fan, cheering on her former second graders as they played sports and at graduation time. Social in many aspects of life, she will be missed by her many friends. Lucile was also an avid MSU football fan; she never missed a tailgate and was famous for her chocolate chip cookies. She also loved animals, especially cats, always having one nearby.
She is survived by her aunt, Evelyn (Missimer) Jost; brother, Roger (Jane) Missimer; niece, Catherine (William) Marlin; nephews, David (Linda) Missimer, John Missimer; grand nieces, Jane Marlin and Abigale Missimer; and grand nephews, Cody Missimer, Wilson Marlin, John David Marlin and Andrew Missimer.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. January 6, 2018 at the MSU Alumni Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of the DeWitt Nature Center 1314 Sandhill Dr. DeWitt, MI 48820 or the Ingham County Animal Shelter, 600 Curtis Street, Mason MI 48854.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Jan. 4, 2018
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