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Lucille Luter

Lucille Luter

Lucille “Sue”, nee Ballard, Luter, 89, of New Athens, IL; formerly of Cahokia, IL; was born on August 30, 1926 in Randolph County, AR; passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL.

Mrs. Luter was the owner and operator of the Royal Treat Restaurant in Cahokia from 1959 to 1988.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Grover and Lena, nee Rice, Ballard. Five brothers and one sister.

She is survived by her three sons – Gerald D. (Vickie) Luter Sr. of New Athens, IL; Thomas R. Luter of Cahokia, IL; Douglas W. (Stephanie) Luter of Cahokia, IL. Seven grandchildren – Gerald Luter Jr.; Ryan (Stacie) Luter; Kami (David Fragale) Luter; Tana (Tyler) Phelps; Danielle Luter; Cory (Chad) Bateman; Taylor Luter and Marc (Janice) Maurer. Eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the New Athens Home for the Aged PT Equipment Fund.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 11:00am with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    So sorry for the loss of Sue. She was a kind and special lady. She will be missed by many.

    Posted by: Kim Hampton – Friend Mar 21, 2016

  2. Administrator says:

    Our most sincere condolences to Jerry and Vickie in their hour of sorrow. May God give you comfort at this time.

    Posted by: Larry & Ann McGuire – Chester, IL – Friend Mar 21, 2016

  3. Administrator says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with your family. May fond memories and the strength of loved ones carry you through this difficult time.

    Love and support,
    Kathryn Barton
    Kami’s friend

    Posted by: Kathryn Barton – Waterloo, IL – Friend Mar 21, 2016

  4. Administrator says:

    So sorry for your loss, prayers for the family.

    Posted by: Kriste Bennett – Dupo, IL Mar 21, 2016

  5. Administrator says:

    So sorry for the loss of Sue.She was a very sweet lady and I so enjoyed her.She will be missed by myself and others.Prayers to the family.

    Posted by: Lora eitzenhefer Mar 21, 2016

  6. Administrator says:

    It was an honor and a privilege to be part of Sue’s family for 18 years. She was without a doubt the hardest working woman I’ve ever known. The wonderful memories of her will live in my heart forever. Now she has gone to her reward and no doubt fishing with Pokey, Rat, and Rudy and happy once again! May God’s love comfort the family in this time of loss and blessing.

    Posted by: Vicki Ponder – Waterloo, IL Mar 22, 2016

  7. Administrator says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. It’s never easy to lose someone and I hope you all are okay. Hugs and prayers.

    Posted by: Sheila McCarver – Wentzville, MO – Friend Mar 22, 2016

  8. Administrator says:

    I’ll never forget, as a little boy, going in to Royal Treat and always being able to get a twist cone (vanilla and chocolate), whether I had enough money or not. A lot of great childhood memories spending time with the Judith Street Pack Rats at Royal Treat. Sue was one of the hardest working people I have ever known. A great lady who will be missed. Sorry for your loss Jerry, Reggie and Doug.

    Posted by: Randy Tenholder Mar 23, 2016

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