Life Story for Lucille Slocum (Wilcox)
Manistee, MI - Lucille Wanda (Wilcox) Slocum age 93, formerly of Hastings passed away Saturday February 3, 2018 at Birchwood Heights AFC in Manistee, MI.
Lucille was born July 4, 1924 in Maple Grove to Lloyd & Elizabeth (Ritchie) Wilcox. She attended Nashville Schools before dropping out to get married, later finishing her schooling in Hastings. She married Glenn Marcene Slocum on July 26, 1941 in Brian, Ohio and lived in Hastings most of her life until moving to Wellston in 2012 to live with her daughter Linda.
Lucille's working career began at the Piston Ring in Hastings during WWII. After the war she became a full time mother to their 3 children. Later on she went to work for Parmalees Dress Shop in Hastings. Later she become manager for Homer Haydens and at which time she also was Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce in Hastings. She and Glenn also owned the convenience store at Barber Corners for several years. After closing the store she enjoyed being a grandma & great grandma. In their retirement years she and Glenn enjoyed camping and snowmobiling. She also loved to sew and read.
She is preceded in death by her parents Lloyd and Elizabeth Wilcox, husband Glenn, son and daughter in -law Doug & Vurlene Slocum, sister Louise Bahs, 2 grandsons Clint and J.D Miller, great granddaughter Brooke Slocum, and great -great granddaughter Audi Lynn Slocum.
She is survived by her daughter Linda (Jerry) Miller of Wellston, MI. Michael (Marianne) Slocum of Hastings, her brother Kendall (Betty) Wilcox, sister Nola Jane (Ray) Hickey of Nashville, MI., grandchildren Chad Miller of Wellston, Greg (Lisa) Slocum of Saranac, Brian (Lucy) Slocum of Hastings, Brad Slocum of Battle Creek, Justin (Brooke) Slocum of Lowell, Elizabeth Teunessen of Hastings, 12 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at The Daniels Funeral Home, Nashville, MI, at 2 PM on Thursday, February 8th, with Pastor Gary Newton officiating.
The family will receive visitors Thursday February 8, one hour prior to the funeral service beginning at 1 PM at The Daniels Funeral Home in Nashville.
Interment will take place immediately following the funeral service at Hastings Township Cemetery Hastings, MI.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice organization of the donor's choice.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Daniels Funeral Home in Nashville. For further details please visit our website at www.danielsfuneralhome.net