Lucile A. Melvin
Lucile A. Melvin
  • March 13, 1919 - July 30, 2017
  • Summerville, South Carolina

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Lucile A. Melvin, 98, passed away at 7:15 am at the Village at Summerville retirement home in Summerville, SC on Sunday, July 30, 2017. Lucile was born on March 13, 1919 in Hanna City, IL to Clara Swords McClugage and Junius McClugage. Lucile married Cavalier Melvin in 1938 in Peoria, IL. He preceded her death in 1983 in Peoria. Lucile was also preceded by her parents, her two brothers, and her son, James McClugage.

Lucile is survived by her daughter, Sue Easton of Charleston, SC and her four grandchildren, Sophie Fowler and Mary Easton of Charleston, SC; Robert Easton of Austin, TX; and Jonathan Easton of McHenry, IL. She was also survived by three great-grandchildren.

Lucile graduated from Central High School in Peoria, IL in 1937. She was employed at her husband's bakery, Melvin's Bakery, in Peoria. Lucile was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved cats and she enjoyed playing cards and completing crossword puzzles. She was an avid fan of Wheel-of-Fortune. Lucile was a very happy and personable woman who enjoyed making others laugh and smile.

A graveside service will be held on September 2, 2017 in the afternoon at the North Limestone Presbyterian Cemetery in Hanna City, Illinois. Memorials can be made to the Humane Society of the United States.

Arrangements provided by CAROLINA MEMORIAL PARK, FUNERALS and CREMATIONS, 7113 Rivers Ave., North Charleston, SC 29406 (843)797-2222. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting