Caroline Lucille (Camp) Hedges

Born: Fri., Aug. 25, 1922
Died: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 16, 2018
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Tue., Oct. 16, 2018
Location: First United Methodist Church

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C. Lucille Hedges, 96, Robinson, IL, passed peacefully into eternity on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, in Mattoon, IL.

Born August 25, 1922, to Laverne and Mary (Steinkamp) Camp, Lucille was one of nine children. She grew up in the Hardinville area of Crawford County.  Lucille married John W. Hedges of Flat Rock, IL on December 23, 1945, and they moved to Robinson in 1955.      

Lucille attended a one room school, Mt. Pleasant, in the Glens Camp area of Crawford County.  A highlight of those years was that she was a starting guard on the junior high school basketball team that won the county championship in 1936 playing opposing teams composed mostly of boys.  

Lucille graduated Oblong High School in 1941 and was crowned the homecoming queen in the Fall of 1940.  She then graduated Lockyears Business College and during World War II worked as the secretary to the owner of La Fendrich Cigar Company in Evansville, IN.

After marriage, she was a housewife until 1962 when she began working at the Crawford County State Bank holding the position of Executive Vice President when she retired in 1982.  

In retirement, she volunteered for many charitable organizations most notably she was the manager of the Crawford Memorial Gift Shop for many years.  She was an active member of the Robinson First United Methodist Church, Robinson, IL.  

Lucille was a product of the Depression and the World War II era.  Both events profoundly influenced her life.  Values learned as a youth and a young woman such as integrity, honesty, hard work, frugality and Christian beliefs had a daily influence on her life.

Lucille enjoyed gardening, yard work, cooking (great pies), reading, and she had a keen interest in current events.

Survivors include two children, John W. Jr. (Patty). Mattoon, IL and Joan Camp Kennedy, Houston, TX; three grandchildren, John W. (Jennifer), Mattoon, IL, Matthew (Beth), LeRoy, IL and Holly (Chris) Hermanas, Chicago, IL.  There are two surviving great grandchildren, Alaina and Camden Hedges, Mattoon, IL and 29 nieces and nephews, many living in Crawford County.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, John W. Hedges in 1988; sisters, Florence Brush, Romaine Rosborough, Helen Parker, Maxine Legg; brothers, Harold, Bill, Charles, and Earl “Steve” Camp.

Visitation will be held at Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson, IL from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.  Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church, Robinson, IL at 2:00 pm followed by burial in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, IL.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Robinson or the Cops for Kids program, c/o Mattoon Police Department, Mattoon, IL.

Lucille was a good friend to many and will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

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Karen Noffke
   Posted Thu October 11, 2018
Aunt Joan,
So sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Janet Tarwater White
   Posted Fri October 12, 2018
So sorry to hear that your mother passed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

Gwen Phillippe Snyder
   Posted Fri October 12, 2018
My deeepest sympathies Joan and family.

Eleanor Mallory-Gaddis formerly Eleanor Reeder
   Posted Fri October 12, 2018
I knew Lucille very well from her kindness at the bank and First United Methodist Church
She was just a lovely person to know. Very attractive and loved by many. My condolences go to her family and friends .

Sally Hoke
   Posted Sat October 13, 2018
Lucille was a very kind and loving friend to so many people! I loved her smile and kindness. I worked with Lucille as she volunteered in the CMH Auxiliary, we became good friends and even though I have not seen her in several years I can see her smile and hear her voice. Rest In Peace sweet lady💗💗

Suzanne (Webber) and Jack Brady
   Posted Sun October 14, 2018
Joan and John,
I worked with your Mother several years at the Bank... She was a beautiful and strong woman. She made a lasting impression on me and I am so very happy to have known her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time... Suzanne and Jack

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