Lucille Mary Hardwick
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Lucille Mary Hardwick
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband,
Robert Allen Hardwick Sr.; and her sister, Josephine
She is survived by her son, Robert A. Hardwick Jr. (Julie)
of Greencastle; a grandson, Robert A. Hardwick of Weaverville, Calif.; a granddaughter, Kathryn E. Tucker (Michael); and two great-grandchildren,
Kendra Tucker and Lucas Tucker; and two stepgrandchildren, Chandler Tucker and Mathew Tucker, New Palestine.
She also is survived by her sister, Pamela DeLucas (Robert) Glen Ellyn, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
She and her husband Robert were the owners and operators of the Shakamak Shopping Center just outside the entrance of Shakamak State Park. The store was purchased by a lucky chance when the family was on a camping trip to Kentucky Lake. They never did complete that trip, but she did spend the rest of her life living in the Sullivan and Clay County area. After the death of her husband Robert, Lucille continued to operate the store for several years. With her innate abilities to run the store she was the perfect candidate to work for the bank. Her mind was sharp, and she was great with numbers. She worked for First Financial Bank in Sullivan for 10 years, where she then retired.
In her later years, she traveled the world with her church group. One of her happiest moments was while traveling to the city of Jerusalem and the River of Jordan. She enjoyed gardening, reading, sewing, cooking and spending time with loved ones. She also loved her little dog, Daisy.
Her Italian heritage roots were a large part of who she was. Her great-grandparents immigrated from Italy. Lucille's parents made their way through life with their talents as tailors. Lucille also had a great natural talent for sewing. She loved to make clothing for all her grandchildren, while also teaching them to sew.
She also was well known for her cooking, as she loved to feed her family and church with her world famous spaghetti and meatballs. She adored teaching her family the secret recipes. She inspired her grandson to become a chef, and that he did. Lucille was a master in the kitchen and she knew that her legacy would live on for generations to come. Her pride and joy lies within her son, Robert, he gave her so many blessings throughout her life. He was her best friend, trusted adviser and protector. Lucille was twice a breast cancer survivor. She had great faith in our Lord and never wavered from that source of strength.
On Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at 2 p.m. a mass will be held at St Mary's Church, 105 E Jackson Street, Sullivan. Visitation will be at Holmes Memorial Chapel 642 West Silver Street, Sullivan, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, from 4:30 until 8:30 p.m. Burial Internment will be Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery W 87th Street and S Hamlin Ave., Evergreen Park, Ill.
Arrangements were entrusted to Holmes Memorial Chapel, Sullivan.
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