Lucille L. Hencke-Hartlieb, 78, of Highland died on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 at Legacy Place in Highland.
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. No services are scheduled.
She was born on Aug. 31, 1937 in Burgess Township in Bond County, near Pocahontas, to Erwin and Lena (Kohler) Iberg.
She married Vernon R. Hencke in 1955. They divorced, and he passed away in 1992. On May 8, 1997, she married Lester Bernard “Les” Hartlieb, who passed away on March 17, 2002.
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Mrs. Hencke-Hartlieb grew up in rural Pocahontas and attended Marti & Britt School, a one-room school house, through the eighth grade. She graduated from Highland High School in 1954.
After her first marriage, she and her husband lived in Highland, and she worked at East End Mercantile and Tschannen’s Ben Franklin. She then worked at Highland Manor, now Faith Countryside Homes, for 20 years. She retired in 1995.
She and her second husband traveled to Florida and the Western United States. They enjoyed visiting her grandchildren and visiting casinos. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening and was a wonderful cook.
Survivors include a son, Ken R. (Sheryl) Hencke of Edwardsville; daughters, Kathy L. (Brad) Sherman of Greenville, Sue L. (Luke) Wellen of Highland and Pam M. (Don) Stalcup of Highland; grandchildren, Matthew C. (Elizabeth) Sherman of St. Louis, Mo., Chelsey M. Schneider, Sydney S. Wellen of Highland, Travis T. Schneider of Pocahontas, Brent D. Stalcup of Highland and Wesley E. Sherman of St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Luella (Harry) Bohle of Greenville; and a sister-in-law, Delores E. Iberg of Greenville.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; a grandchild, Danielle L. Sherman, who died on Jan. 10, 1990; a sister, Mabel Zobrist, who died on July 8, 1995; a brother, Murl E. Iberg, who died on April 10, 2007; a brother-in-law, Nelson Zobrist.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.