SPARTA -- Lucille Martha Hassebrock Fielding, 95, died Thursday, May 9, 2013.
She graduated from Murphysboro Township High School as salutatorian in 1934.
Lucille was mainly a homemaker.
She had also served as part-time secretary at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Murphysboro for a while. There she had been a Sunday school teacher and active with Ladies' Aid and children's vacation Bible school.
Lucille was a retired PTA president in Murphysboro. Originally from Murphysboro, she then resided in Sparta for some 45 years. She was office secretary at Sparta Community High School for more than 10 years.
At St. John Lutheran in Sparta she had' served on the evangelism committee and belonged to Lutheran Women's Missionary League. She had been a member of the church's voters' assembly and served on the financial committee.
Lucille was a member of Sparta chapter of Home Extension Association, and had also served as an election judge for a number of years. In her early years, she and her husband managed the old Daniel's grocery store in Vergennes.
Lucille's husband, Elbert, who worked in the coal industry, died in 1994.
Also preceding her in death were her daughter, Patricia Cuffee of Chesapeake, Va., in 2004; her sisters, Ella (Ralph) Shadron, Selma (Guy) McGinnis and Arlene (Jack) Wright; and niece, Anita Hagen.
Survivors include her sons, the Rev. Dr. David (Connie Blackwood) Fielding of Granite City, Professor John (Cindy Niemczak) Fielding of Elida, Ohio, and Dr. Dennis (Kirsten) Fielding of Fairbanks, Alaska; nine grandchildren, David Matthias Fielding, Dr. Sarah Fielding, Tracy (Joe) Campbell, Dr. Tom Fielding, Kristy Cuffee, Penny (Chris) Smelser, Catherine "Kit" (J.C.) Jimmerson, Joseph Shepherd Fielding and Samuel M. Fielding; three great-grandchildren, Emily and Alison Campbell, and Alex Smelser; other relatives including nieces, the Rev. Mary (the Rev. Dr. Cardell) Strug; nephews, Jeff (Linda) Wright, Mark Wright and Don (Phyllis) Fox; and special cousins, Garcia Hancock of Herrin and Marian Sapp of Columbia, Mo. Other dear ones include Dennis Cuffee of Chesapeake, Dr. Judy Shepherd of Alaska, Ed and Marilyn Willis of Oraville, and many friends, neighbors and church members. She loved them all.
Gratitude is expressed to Home Health Services at Sparta, the staff at Sparta Community Hospital, Randolph County Care Center, Dr. Morris Kugler of Sparta, Pastor Bruce Cameron of St. John Lutheran Church of Sparta and the Rev. Joe Hoem of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Murphysboro.
Lucille was humble, patient, quiet and preferred simplicity.
A short time of viewing and visitation starting at 10 a.m. will be Tuesday, May 14, in the southwest area of Tower Grove Cemetery in Murphysboro. Graveside services and burial will be at the cemetery.
Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be sent in her memory to St. John Lutheran Church, 1100 N. Market, Sparta, IL 62286, or any other charity.
Arrangements are provided through McDaniel Funeral Homes in Sparta.
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