OBITUARY

A. Lucille Rutledge

April 7, 1918December 25, 2008

PEKIN – Lucille Rutledge, 90, formerly of 444 S. Parkway Dr., passed away at 12:05 a.m., Thursday, December, 25, 2008 at Timbercreek Rehab and Health Care in Pekin. Born April 7, 1918 in Manito to Charles and Lucy (Stewart) Long, she married Fred Rutledge on January 15, 1938 in Pekin.  He died May 21, 1997. She was also preceded in death by 5 brothers; and 4 sisters. Surviving are 1 daughter, Joan Swearingen of Pekin; 1 grandson, Dale (Billie) Swearingen of Mapleton; 2 great-grandchildren, Heidi (Waylon) Palmer of Forest City and Eric Swearingen of Mapleton; and 2 great-great-grandsons, Tony Palmer and Jaxon Palmer. A homemaker, Lucille was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Pekin. She enjoyed traveling, camping, and writing poetry. Lucille’s funeral will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel.  Rev. Randy Justus  will officiate.  Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the funeral.  Private burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in rural Forest City. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 1301 S. 14th St., Pekin, IL  61554  

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VICKY AND CLAYTON HORTON

December 29, 2008

AUNT JOAN, DALE AND FAMILY,

IT'S HARD TO UNDERSTAND WHY OUR FAMILY IS TAKEN FROM US BUT FIND COMFORT IN KNOWING YOU WERE A SPCIAL PART OF SUCH A WELL-LIVED LIFE. GOD KNEW WHAT WAS BEST FOR LUCILLE. MEMORIES ARE THE LEGACY OF LOVE YOU ALL HAD FOR MOM, GRANDMA. KEEP THEM CLOSE TO YOUR HEART.

LOVE TO ALL,

VICKY AND CLAYTON

Debra Gillespie

December 28, 2008

Deepest sympathy to the family of Lucille Rutledge, I am the daughter of Andy Rutledge, love you always, Debra Gillespie.

Debbie Stauthammer

December 27, 2008

Joan,
I,m so sorry to hear of the lost of your mother. With losing my mother this year I have learn it dosn't matter our age it is still kinda strange feeling. We have now stepped up to there potion and that seem to be hard for me to hold my mother potion in the family. I'm honored but it still was scarey for me. May all my prays bring pease to you in the coming days. If there any thing I can do for you please just ask.
Love Debbie from Talk of the Town

Beverly Adkins

December 27, 2008

To family and friends of Lucille:
Lucille was a lovely Christian lady. She always spoke when we saw her in the halls of Timbercreek, during Bills last days there. It's always hard to lose someone, but Christmas seems to heighten the sorrow. I pray that God will fill your lonely days with special thoughts and memories and will be a very present help in troubled times.
Bev Adkins

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