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Lucille Quayle

March 9, 1926 — October 8, 2021

Lucille Quayle

Lucille Quayle

Age 95 of Coal City, passed away peacefully with her daughters by her side on Friday, October 8, 2021 at the Lightways Hospice Home in Joliet, Illinois.

Born March 9, 1926 in Joliet, Illinois, Lucille was the 7th of 14 born to Charles Joseph and Gertrude Evelyn (Howard) Haldorson. She was raised in Symerton before the family moved to a farm on Whitetie Road north of Carbon Hill. Lucille attended Carbon Hill School and went on to graduate from Coal City High School with the Class of 1944. On June 25, 1949, Lucille married Royce Quayle in Assumption Catholic Church in Coal City, and together they made their home and raised their family in Custer Park.

Lucille was a stay at home mom, until gaining employment with the Custer Park Grade School in 1969.  She began as a Kindergarten Teacher, and retired as school secretary following 25 years of faithful service. Throughout the years, Lucille was active serving on numerous committees throughout the community. She served on the feasibility committee that chose the fate of the Custer Park Grade School to become a part of the Reed Custer School District; she and Royce helped in the initial forming of the Custer Park Fire District and Auxiliary; she was active in the PTO/PTA, and she was proud to have piloted the hot lunch program which began with her and other mothers serving barbeque to the students one day a week. In addition, Lucille was an active member of the Wilmington VFW Auxiliary, and belonged to Assumption Catholic Church in Coal City.

In 1985, Lucille and Royce relocated to Carbon Hill, and it was following the death of Royce in 2002 that she made her home in Coal City. Lucille enjoyed playing cards, watching T.V. and cooking. The Holidays were always a time of coming together, and family was of the greatest and utmost importance to Lucille. She truly cherished her entire family and will be long remembered by the community and beyond as “Grandma Lou”. To know Lucille was to love her…

Survivors include her two daughters: Pam Noffsinger of Coal City and Jacque and David Allen of Carbon Hill; four grandchildren: Dana and Kelly Lardi of Mazon, Michael and Brenna Noffsinger of Coal City, Jill and Ron Vironda of Goose Lake and Kevin Allen of Naperville; (12) great grandchildren: Abby, Grace, Claire, Lucy, Alice and Caroline Lardi, Dane and Braeden Noffsinger and Olivia, Andrew and Ryan Vironda; one sister, June Hedgecock of Coal City; one brother, Ralph and Lela Haldorson of Wilmington; two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Haldorson of Wilmington and Margaret Haldorson of LaGrange and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; husband Royce; one grandson, Joshua Allen; brothers: Howard, Charles, Raymond and Betty, Robert and Genevieve, John, George and Clyde Haldorson; sisters: Elsie and Joe Skubic, Helen and Harold Jensen, Betty and Joe Panish, and Alice and Elmer Wills; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Floyd and Pearl (Metzka) Quayle and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Leroy Hedgecock, Nyletta and Francis DeSplinter, Everett and Alma Quayle, Lois and Chuck Davis and Betty and Clifford Tweedt.

The family will receive friends for a visitation at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City on Thursday, October 14, 2021 between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow on Friday morning, October 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, 215 South Kankakee Street in Coal City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Reverend Josh Miller presiding.

Those wishing to participate in the services virtually are welcome to join the live stream beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday morning. A link for the event will be available on Lucille’s memorial page.

Burial will follow in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, where Lucille will be laid to rest with her late husband, Royce.

Pallbearers will be: David Allen, Kevin Allen, Dana Lardi, Kelly Lardi, Jill Vironda, Ron Vironda, Mike Noffsinger and Brenna Noffsinger. Honorary pallbearers will be: Abby, Grace, Claire, Lucy, Alice and Caroline Lardi, Dane and Braeden Noffsinger and Olivia, Andrew and Ryan Vironda.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Lucille's memory to Assumption Church Building Fund, or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Lucille’s memorial page online through social media by logging onto:

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. ( 815-634-2125 )

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