Canton – Lucille Irene Walton, 84, of 910 West Locust St. Canton, IL passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 12:50 pm at her daughter’s home in Creve Coeur.
She was born January 3, 1928, in Cuba, IL, the daughter of Roy and Bessie (Bankes) Gilmore. She married Vern M. Walton February 7, 1946 in Canton. He preceded her in death on October 29, 1985.
Surviving is one daughter, Alta Leigh (Chuck) Strother of Creve Coeur; three grandchildren, Jodi, Kimberly, and Chucky; seven great grandchildren, Danielle, Justin, Bryce, Amber, Jonathan, Brittany, and Josh; five great great grandchildren, Savanah, Mekenzie, Damian, Aidyn, and Laila; one brother, Leon (Debbie) Gilmore of Macomb; two sisters, Zelma (Jerry) Rosich of Canton and Dorothy Blakely of Pinckneyville; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents preceded her in death.
Lucille had worked at FCRC (Fulton County Rehabilitation Center) for 34 years, retiring in 2008.
She was a member of Canton Moose Lodge. She loved working in her yard, tending flowers, fishing, and mushrooming. She loved those who touched her life while working at FCRC. Lucille enjoyed her annual trips to Florida with her daughter, Alta Leigh.
Services will be Thursday, March 15th at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Bob Hobdy will officiate. Burial will follow in Cuba Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to FCRC.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com