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Velma “Lucille” Preslar

Velma "Lucille" Preslar

PRESLAR

Velma “Lucille” (Harrell) Preslar, 93, of Sparta, IL; born on May 16, 1928 in Eden, IL; passed away on Friday, November 5, 2021 at her home in Sparta, IL.

Lucille was a lifetime member of the Sparta VFW Auxiliary.  She enjoyed singing and dancing.  Christmas was her favorite holiday and she made sure to decorate accordingly for the occasion.

Lucille was preceded in death by her husband – Ernest Preslar; parents – Everrett and Mary (Adkins) Harrell; son – James Everrett Preslar; siblings – Clara Gearhart, Bud Harrell, Edgie Harrell, Caroline Barton, Marybelle Randall, and Paula Monnier.

She is survived by seven children – Grace Lavonne Holyfield of Tampa Bay, FL, Ernest (Elsie) Eugene Preslar, Jr. of Rawlins, WY, Edwin Lee Preslar of Byhalia, MS, Mary Alice Sage of Sparta, IL, Raymond Glen Preslar of Memphis, TN, David Wayne Preslar of Memphis, TN, and Tina (Eddie) Jo Henson of Novice, TX; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends; two sisters – Wanda Richardson of Farmington, MO and Margie Harrell of Lake Station, IN.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.heilschuessler.com.

Visitation: Friends and family may gather at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL on Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

Interment: Burial will be held at Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Linda Boston says:

    To the family of Mrs. Lucille Preslar, I’m sorry for your loss. She had a heart of gold. So many loved her. She treated me like a daughter. When I lived there I would always make sure I stopped in to see her. She loved having company. I always enjoyed hearing stories she would tell. She was Truly an Angel. Mary, I am heartbroken I couldn’t attend the services. Just know your family will be in my prayers. Love you my beautiful friend. Sincerely, Linda Boston
    Quincy, IL

  2. Tom Preslar says:

    Aunt Lucille, you will be missed immensely. Prayers to all my cousins for peace in your hearts.
    Love and hugs fm your cousin Tom Preslar in Mechanicsville Maryland. Big Heavenly hugs for you Aunt Lucille. Please give Uncle Gene, my mom and dad, and all the rest of our dearly departed family hugs.

  3. So sorry for your loss, Mary Sage. Hugs, my friend. Sending praywrs to you and the family.

  4. Peggy Tenorio says:

    Rest easy, Aunt Cille. I will miss your wisdom, your beauty, your one liners, but mostly you.

  5. Lexi Dawson says:

    Well sweet lady you will be so missed. I know you were welcomed by your husband and my grandma!

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  1. Well sweet lady you will be so missed. I know you were welcomed by your husband and my grandma!

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  2. Rest easy, Aunt Cille. I will miss your wisdom, your beauty, your one liners, but mostly you.

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  3. So sorry for your loss, Mary Sage. Hugs, my friend. Sending praywrs to you and the family.

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    • So sorry I will miss her so much love you all

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  4. Aunt Lucille, you will be missed immensely. Prayers to all my cousins for peace in your hearts.
    Love and hugs fm your cousin Tom Preslar in Mechanicsville Maryland. Big Heavenly hugs for you Aunt Lucille. Please give Uncle Gene, my mom and dad, and all the rest of our dearly departed family hugs.

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  5. To the family of Mrs. Lucille Preslar, I’m sorry for your loss. She had a heart of gold. So many loved her. She treated me like a daughter. When I lived there I would always make sure I stopped in to see her. She loved having company. I always enjoyed hearing stories she would tell. She was Truly an Angel. Mary, I am heartbroken I couldn’t attend the services. Just know your family will be in my prayers. Love you my beautiful friend. Sincerely, Linda Boston
    Quincy, IL

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