Lucille C. Heim, 88, of Highland died Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at her home.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday April 9 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 10 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 10 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland, with Father Pat G. Jakel, pastor of St. Jerome Catholic Church in Troy, officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland.
She was born on Friday, Oct. 29, 1926 in Highland to William J. and Irene F. (Voudrie) Meskil. On May 11, 1950, she married Milton C. Heim. He survives in Highland.
Mrs. Heim grew up the Wisetown are of Bond County. Before her marriage and raising her family, she had worked at Deutch Brothers powdered egg factory. In 1970, she went to work at Arrow Group in Breese and retired in 1989.
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She enjoyed reading, square dancing, flowers, houseplants and embroidery. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland.
Other survivors include sons, Larry P. (Kathy) Heim of West Frankfort, Ill., Alan C. Heim of Maryland Heights, Mo., Ronald E. (Sharyn) Heim of Festus, Mo., Roger D. Heim of Highland and Jeffrey L. Heim of Highland; daughters, Sandra L. (James) Schleper of Pierron, Sharon I. (Thomas) Miller of Highland, Sheila R. (Patrick) Akers of Ashland, Mo., Marlene A. (Kenneth) Holtgrave of Aviston, Janice L. (Robert) Bugger of Mount Sterling, Mo., and Brenda S. (Roger) Britsch Jr. of Lebanon; brothers, Harold (Marilyn) Meskil of Pierron and Verlin (Karen) Meskil of Keyesport; a sister, Joyce (Larry) Quigley of Greenville; 21 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Marsha L. Heim, who was stillborn on June 4, 1958; sisters, Olivia Meskil, who died at age 2, Delores Blankenship, Estelle Sidwell and Shirley Meyer; brothers, Wilford Meskil, William Meskil, Edgar Meskil, Gerald Meskil and Clifford Meskil; a granddaughter, Natasha R. Schleper; and a great-grandson, Raymond T. Miller, who died on Feb. 2, 2014.
Memorial contributions may be made to Masses or a charity of donor’s choice.