Lucille R. “Lou” Willeford, 90 of Highland, passed away, Thursday, August 1, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Troy.
She was born on Saturday, July 6, 1929, in Pocahontas, the daughter of Fritz and Irma (nee Knebel) Pfister.
On Saturday, October 18, 1947, she married Robert Donald Willeford at Grantfork, who passed away on Friday, May 13, 2005.
She was a member of: Mt. Nebo Primative Baptist Church, Greenville, IL; Woodman of the World, Camp #105-Highland; I.U.E./Basler Machinist; Red Hat Ladies-Granite City.
Lou was born at Pocahontas, on the family farm and grew up attending Millersburg County School. Following marriage, they moved to Highland and she worked at Moulton-Bartley Shoe Factory and later for Basler Electric in 1950 and retired in 1994. Six months later she started at Highland Wal-Mart as a greeter. She celebrated 25 years at Wal-Mart in July of 2019. She enjoyed crafts – coasters, greeting cards and had an annual craft show at her home. She liked to visit flea markets and thrift stores. She enjoyed going out to eat. She loved penguins and collected them.
Survivors include a dauther, Bambi L. (Karl R.) Ketner of Troy; grandchildren, Jennifer L. Kampwerth of Breese, Justin M. (Becca) Tebbe of Chicago, Lindsay R. (Craig) Van Dyke of Worden; great-grandchildren, London G. Kampwerth of Breese, Lincoln J. Kampwerth of Breese, Adalynn R. Meinhardt of Worden, and Harper A. Tebbe of Chicago
She was preceded in death by her father, Fritz Pfister, Jr; mother, Irma Helen Pfister (nee Knebel); husband – Robert Donald Willeford; son – Donald Lee “Donn” Willeford; bsrother – Anton Fred Pfister (3 days old), and Earl J. Pfister; and sister, Melba Elizabeth Wildhaber.
Visitation was scheduled from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland..
Funeral services were schedule from 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7, at the funeral home.
The funeral procession will leave the funeral home Thursday, August 8 at 11: a.m. for a Graveside Service at the Highland City Cemetery in Highland.
Interment will be at Highland City Cemetery, Highland.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hoyleton Youth and Family Services or Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland was in charge of arrangements.