Lucille M. Arthur; 89 of Taylorville, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 8:35 p.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville. She was born on May 21, 1927 in Harvel, IL the daughter of Henry and Margaret (Giezelman) Zager. Lucille Graduated from Harvel High school in 1946 in the Class of eight Students. During her school years she played the clarinet and places second in a music competition in St. Louis Missouri. She married Joseph Warren Arthur on February 18, 1947 in Palmer, IL and he later preceded her in death on September 12, 1996. Lucille and Joe once lived on a cattle ranch in Idaho where she learned to drive on the bumpy dusty roads. Later they returned to Taylorville and she worked at Sangamon Paper Company retiring after 41 years, while there she completed a Dale Carnegie course. Lucille liked yard sales, antique shops, doing crafts and shopping with her daughter. She enjoyed crocheting and made many crocheted names for family and friends. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America Camp 506 in Taylorville and the Christian County Senior Citizens. Lucille had a genuine fondness for her senior citizen friends and entertained them with colorful outfits and floral hair bows. An avid card player and she even learned to play pool. Lucille will be sadly missed by her loving family, precious friends, and her beloved dog Tinkerbell.
Surviving are her Daughter Jeannette (Michael) Miloncus of Taylorville, Granddaughters: Jeanine (Daryl) Garner of Taylorville, IL; Jill (Tim) Szabo of Newport, TN; Joy Beemen of Taylorville; Step-Grandchildren: Michael Lee Miloncus; Kathey Jo (Tim) Bruton both of North Carolina; Joseph M. (Tammy) Miloncus of Bullpit, IL; Great-Granddaughters: Cortney (Aaron) Sinnard; Kaitlyn (Charlie) Warren both of Taylorville, IL; Kelsey Ernest of Alton, IL; Step-Great-Grandchildren: Neil, Michalla, Maegan, Mikie Jr. Miloncus all of North Carolina. Great-Great-Grandson Waylon Scot Michael Warren of Taylorville; Sister: Bernadine Zager of Litchfield, IL; Sister-in-Law: Mary Ann (Arthur) Hash of Tacoma, WA. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, and One Sister: Gertrude Zager-Wilton.
Visitation will be on Monday, August 15, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Community of Christ Church in Taylorville with Norman Moses and Jerry Buster officiating. Burial will be in St. Raymond Cemetery in Raymond, IL.
Memorials may be made to the Golden Circle Nutrition Center at Christian County Senior Citizens 701 W. Adams St. Taylorville, IL 62568
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.