Born: January 6, 1921 - Deceased: July 28, 2020
Lucy L Woodring, nee McClure, 99, of Belleville, Illinois, born Thursday, January 6, 1921 in Aurora, MO, passed away, at Evelyn’s House in Saint Louis, MO.
Lucy graduated from East St. Louis High School in January 1939. She was the 1938 Football Queen and Snow Ball Queen. She began working at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company right after school as a telephone operator, and through promotions, she retired as Secretary to the Vice President of Southwestern Bell after 41 years of service.
Lucy was a member of Telephone Pioneers of America, past president of St. Clair County Garden Club, past treasurer and recording secretary of the Women’s Club of Belleville, and a past member of Immanuel United Church of Christ. She was past Queen of Job’s Daughters Bethel #20 and a member of Rob Morris Chapter #98 Order of Eastern Star and Al Shiah Temple #29 Daughters of the Nile.
She was preceded in death by her:
Surviving are her:
In addition to her love of family, friends, neighbors, and relatives, she will be remembered for her love of flower gardens and dogs.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society or Shriners Hospital for Children.
Visitation: Visitation from 10:00 – 11:00 am, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Andy Black officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.
I am sorry to hear Lucy passed away. Lucy and her husband was out standing neighbors of mine. I knew them when I was a little child. Sending prayers to the family
I loved Mrs. Woodring. I lived down the street from her as a kid and she was always so nice to us. She always had such a beautiful yard too. I lost touch with her as I got older but I will always remember her as such a nice lady. My condolences to her family and friends.
Lucy lived in my neighborhood, and would occasionally engage in conversations about my dog when walking. Her next door neighbor used to get her paper for her every morning. When he became unable to get it, I began putting it on her garden gate. I would see her from time to time, and we’d talk about all sorts of things. She would sometimes leave me notes and treats for Mabel, my dog. She was so kind. I will miss her.
Diann, so sorry for your loss. Your folks were the best neighbors that I have ever had. When I first moved into the neighborhood some 30 years ago, my lawnmower stopped working, so Woody brought over your folks’ to me to use. Lucy gave me a cookie jar after your dad passed as a remembrance of him. It is in the shape of a car with “Woody” shown on the license plate. I will miss going over and talking with her and petting her dogs/dog. She was always showing me her flowers that you had given her. She was very proud of you and loved you very much. I have nothing but fond memories of her. I will miss her terribly.
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the death of Lucy. I worked with her and Woody for many years at the telephone company. I enjoyed working with both of them, they were both very special.
Charles Raban Jr.
My deepest sympathy. In the 1960’s I livied two houses down from Woody and Lucy. Lucy would watch me sometimes when my Mom would run errands. I would ride my bike past her house and she would always say slow down your going to fall. She was right. One great skill I pasted down to my kids I learned from woody, He taught me to turn my bike upside down in the rain gutter on the curve in front of their house after a good rain and peddle hard making a water rooster tail shoot up from the back of the bike. Lucy was not happy. I have very fond memories of Lucy and Woody.
My husband’s parents (Frank and Mary Lou Lapka) and my parents (Orion and Marcella Bain) were some of the original families on Lakeview Drive, so my husband and I grew up in the neighborhood and knew both your Mom and your Dad. I used to see your Mom walking her dog and, when I was out in the yard, Lucy would always stop to speak with me. She was such a wonderful, kind lady. I loved peaking into her backyard to see her wonderful garden. Our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother.