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.