October 28, 1934 - January 6, 2020
Mary Lucile Shew, age 85, of Thompsonville, IL, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Monday January 6, 2020 at 6:15 a.m. Lucile, as she was known by many, was born on October 28, 1934 at her home in Dale, IL. She was the daughter of Enos and Elsie (Tate) Jones. She was a graduate of McLeansboro High School. Lucile was united in marriage to Lloyd Dean “Boots” Shew on December 7, 1954, in Corinth, Mississippi. They shared over 65 years together in marriage. They were blessed with four children; Oscar, Yvetta, Glenda and Greg. Lucile and her husband owned and operated “Shew’s Drive-In” in McLeansboro for several years. She later began working for Elder Manufacturing Company of McLeansboro. Where she made shirts for many years. Later her and her husband opened a restaurant in Thompsonville known as “The Wagon Wheel Cafe”, which they operated until they retired. Lucile was a member of Plasters Grove Freewill Baptist Church of Thompsonville. In her spare time she enjoyed piece quilting, crocheting, sewing, cooking and attending Bluegrass Festivals with her husband. Lucile loved her family and always enjoyed the many times they all would be together. She was always interested in all of their many activities, especially those of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. The many memories that have been created will now be cherished by those she leaves behind. She is survived by her husband, Lloyd D. “Boots” Shew of Thompsonville; four children, Oscar D. Shew and his wife Tawana, Yvetta L. Arview and her husband Rob, Glenda G. Baker and Greg L. Shew and his wife Margaret all of Thompsonville; eight grandchildren, Denise Smith and her husband Kenny, Misty Stover and her husband Jamie all of Thompsonville, Jaime Erthall and her husband Brent of West Frankfort, Jared Mocaby and his wife Nichole of Crab Orchard, Janet Clark and her husband Adam of Marion, Steve Simpson of Benton, Joe Simpson and wife Christine of Carmi, and Jacob Langley and wife Amanda of Anna seven great grandchildren, Kenise Head and her husband Dakota, Kolby Smith and Emma Stover all of Thompsonville, Jalynn Rone of West Frankfort, Gracelynn and Riley Mocaby both of Crab Orchard and Victor Clark of Marion; sister-in-law, Velma Palmer and her husband Donnie of Thompsonville; brother-in-law, Sam Osborn of Thompsonville, numerous special nieces and nephews along with other extended family and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Angie McKinnies; sister, Elizabeth Johnson; two infant brothers and sister-in-law, Patricia Osborn. Arrangements were entrusted to Stone Funeral Home, 1201 East Poplar Street, West Frankfort, IL. The visitation was from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at the funeral home. Following the time of visitation the funeral service was at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Don Bullard presiding. The prelude and postlude musical selections were recorded bluegrass selections. Interment followed in Plasters Cemetery located north of Thompsonville. Pallbearers were Kolby Smith, Jamie Stover, Kenny Smith, Jared Mocaby, Jim Rotramel and Brent Erthall. Following the committal service at the cemetery the family and friends gathered at Lloyd and Lucy’s home for a meal and continued time of fellowship and support. For those who preferred memorial contributions were made to the “Plasters Cemetery Fund” and mailed in care of Stone Funeral Home, 1201 East Poplar St., West Frankfort, IL 62896. Memorial envelopes were made available at the funeral home. For additional information call the funeral home at 618-932-2161.
Mary Lucile Shew, age 85, of Thompsonville, IL, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Monday January 6, 2020 at 6:15 a.m. Lucile, as she was known by many, was born on October 28, 1934 at her home in Dale, IL. She... View Obituary & Service Information
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