Lucille Elizabeth VanWyngarden, 96, of Mexico, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Pin Oaks .

Lucille was born September 24, 1920, in Jerseyvillie, Illinois, the daughter of Leo and Elsie Hall. She was a graduate of Jerseyville High School. She was a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, serving primarily in the San Diego area.

After the war, she worked for a time in St. Louis before moving to Mexico to begin working for A.P. Green Company. In 1953, she married Wells VanWyngarden of Mexico. They enjoyed a long and happy marriage until Wells' death in 2010.

Lucille was an active and devoted member of the United Methodist Church of Mexico. She loved golf, bridge, big band music, sewing, and baking for her husband and family. She was a wonderful cook and mother. She loved being in her garden and yard, working with her flowers. She enjoyed taking long walks all around her neighborhood and through the Green Estate.

Lucille is survived by her four children, Bruce VanWyngarden (Tatine) of Memphis, Tenn., Chris VanWyngarden of Las Cruces, N.M., Alan VanWyngarden (Sally) of Eagan, Minn., and Lauren VanWyngarden Christenson (Mark) of Mexico. Her grandchildren include Juniper VanWyngarden Torrell (Matt) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mary VanWyngarden (Richard) of Memphis, Tenn., Andrew Wells VanWyngarden of Rockaway Beach, N.Y., Lauren Barnett (Dan) of St. Peters, and Jeff Padgett of Columbia. She leaves four great-grandchildren, Collin Wells Barnett, Reese Elizabeth Barnett, and Evan Daniel Barnett of St. Peters, Mo., Anthony Clark Torrell and Esme Robin Torrell of Philadelphia, Pa.

Lucille is also survived by her two brothers, Howard Hall of Minneapolis, Minn. and Charles Hall of Little Rock, Arkansas. She was predeceased by her sister Delores Uren.

Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church of Mexico, with visitation at 10:00 a.m. A private family service will be held at East Lawn Cemetery after the funeral.

Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Mexico or the donor’s choice.

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