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Mary Lucille Lowdermilk

Sunday, July 12, 2009

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Mary Lucille Lowdermilk, 88, Clay City, died July 10, 2009, at 8:30 p.m., at Southwood Health and Rehabilitation Center, Terre Haute.

She had been at Southwood for only one day.

Lucille had been ill in the hospital for the past several weeks.

She was born Jan. 2, 1921, in Jasonville, the daughter of Joe and Esther Reubelt Fougerousse.

She graduated from Jasonville High School, class of 1938.

On Jan. 27, 1940, she married Forrest Elroy Lowdermilk. He preceded her in death in November of 2006.

Lucille was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Clay City. She had a love for music, which started as a young girl playing the guitar. She had enjoyed cross-stitch and crocheting in the past and she continued her diligence at working crossword puzzles and caring for her cats, until medical issues got in the way. She was always a devoted mother and grandma.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Karen and John Mercer, Clay City, grandsons Michael Mercer (Lisa) and David Mercer (Rebecca), great-grandchildren Kayla Mercer and Nathan Pennington, sisters-in-law Beulah Fougerousse and Thelma Fougerousse, brother-in-law Dale Lowdermilk and wife Nora, Cory, nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Forrest Lowdermilk, and brothers Maurice, Harry, Carl and Joe Fougerousse.

Services will take place Tuesday, at 11 a.m., at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, Clay City, with Rev. Steve Rundel officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday, from 4-8 p.m., and again Tuesday prior to services.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society or to the First United Methodist Church, 610 S. Washington St., Clay City, 47841.

Light a candle in her memory at www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com.