Lucille Dearwester

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PALOMA, Ill. -- Lucille M. Dearwester, 84, of St. Vincent's Home in Quincy, formerly of Paloma, died at 10:06 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 29, 2012) at the home in Quincy.

Born July 12, 1928, in Quincy, Lucille was a daughter of F. William and Emma Bauch Saeger. She married Monte E. Dearwester May 29, 1948, in Quincy. He died July 23, 1997.

Lucille was employed at Moorman Manufacturing in Quincy and at the Paloma Exchange Bank for many years.

She graduated from Quincy High School in 1946. She was a member of numerous organizations, including the Paloma United Methodist Church, Paloma United Methodist Women, Columbus Three Church Charge, Church Women United, Paloma Lioness and Paloma Unit Home Extension. She also served on the church board for many years as the financial secretary. Lucille was an avid crafter and enjoyed ceramics, stained glass and quilting. She also enjoyed a good game of cards.

Mrs. Dearwester was an active volunteer for many years at North Adams Home in Mendon, the reading program at Central schools and at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. Her most enjoyable volunteer work was with the Red Cross Adaptive Aquatics at Quincy University where she served as its social secretary.

Survivors include a three sons, Steven "Steve" Dearwester and his wife, Melissa, of Paloma, Timothy "Tim" Dearwester and his wife, Carol, of Camp Point, and Matthew "Matt" Dearwester and his wife, Andrea, of Camp Point; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Dearwester of Paloma, Andrew Dearwester and his wife, Brianne, of Paloma, Anthony Dearwester of Camp Point, Nicolas Dearwester of Middleton, Wis., Noelle Dearwester of Camp Point, Noah Dearwester of Camp Point, and Natalie Dearwester of Camp Point; two stepgrandchildren, Nathan Shoopman and his wife, Amanda, of Camp Point, and Erica Mitchell of Camp Point; four great-grandchildren, Bailee Dearwester of Quincy, Karleigh and Kahlia Dearwester of Paloma and Kennedy Shoopman of Camp Point; a sister, Irene Hunter, Fenton, Mo.; a brother, Frank Saeger and his wife, Arlene, Quincy; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and three brothers, Harold, William, and Kenneth Saeger.

SERVICES: 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Paloma United Methodist Church by the Rev. Sheri Renner. Burial will follow at Greenmount Cemetery in Quincy.

VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lummis-Hamilton Funeral Home in Camp Point.

MEMORIALS: Paloma United Methodist Church.

ARRANGEMENTS: Lummis-Hamilton Funeral Home, Camp Point.


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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Dec. 31, 2012 to Jan. 2, 2013
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