Lucille Vandeveer


LUCILLE VANDEVEER, 101 of Salem, IL died March 17, 2019 at The Manor in Salem Woods, surrounded by her loving family.

Born June 21, 1917 in Kinmundy, IL, she was the daughter of William H. and Mary E. (Yost) Shaffer.

She was married September 15, 1940 in Xenia to Ray Vandeveer and they owned and operated "Nature's Acres" seed business and farm operation until their sons took over the business. Lucille's hobbies included crocheting and spending time with family and friends. For many years she was an avid gardener, accomplished seamstress and she enjoyed doing embroidery work. She made quilts for each family member. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed preparing meals and baked goods for her family. She was also an active member of the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church of Kinmundy, and was devoted to her phone ministry, making calls of care and concern to members of the church, checking on them up until the time of her death.

Her family includes Mary Ann (Norman) Rhoades of Ramsey, IL, Marilyn (Brian) Britton of Centralia, IL, Ray (Ellen) Vandeveer, Jr., Rolland (Cindy) Vandeveer, and daughter-in-law Carolyn Vandeveer all of Salem.

She is also survived by grandchildren Kathryn (Paul) Taylor, Breanna (Aaron) Lueking, MIchelle (Chris) Blomberg, Julie (Adam) Pontious, Jordan Vandeveer and friend Ashton, Kevin (Janette) Rhoades, Kelly (Tamra) Rhoades, Brian (Missy) Vandeveer, Bret (Janessa) Vandeveer and Michael (Tammy) Vandeveer, along with great grandchildren Cauy and Jaron Blomberg, Matthew and Scott Rhoades, Devan, Levi, and Ryder Vandeveer, Ian (Brooke) King, Aiden Pontious, Grant Fischer, Afthan (Matt) Reents, Abigail Taylor, Kaley Blomberg, Madison Pontious, Brooke (Jordan) Cramer, Taylor (Jon) Little, Claudia Fischer, Meghan (Dan) Skief, and Abigail King. She also has great great grandchildren, Emmet Reents, Lucas Skief, Stetson and Elijah Cramer, Presley King and Hope Van Getson.

Also left to mourn her passing is a brother-in-law, Mont Ritter of Salem.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her son Russell Vandeveer, and sister Willadene Ritter..

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday at the Grace United Methodist Church in Salem with Rev. R. C. Mertens officiating, assisted by Rev. Lori Harvey. Burial will follow in the Summit Prairie Cemetery, Salem, IL.

Visiting hours will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Rankin Funeral Home in Salem, and from 9:00 am until the service hour at the Grace United Methodist Church on Thursday.

The family suggest memorials to Lucille's memory be made to the Summit Prairie Cemetery or the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and will be received by the Rankin Funeral Home, entrusted with the family's care.