Mary Lucile Vancil, 89 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 11:25 PM at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.
She was born on June 17, 1924 at Moweaqua the daughter of Edison and Lucile (Tyrey) Pile. She married Merle P. Vancil on December 27, 1947 at St. Louis, Missouri; he preceded her in death along with her parents; Sister, Linda Catlin; 2 Grandchildren, Brian Loucks and Paul Klinefelter.
Mary was a homemaker. She had also worked as a Women Ordnance Worker at the Sangamon Ordnance Plant in Illiopolis. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles 1425 Auxiliary and Christian County Senior Citizens. She was a career babysitter for her grandchildren so that her own children could further their education.
Survivors: Daughters, Christine (Doug) Loucks of Hillsboro, IL, Phyllis (Stan) Harris and Geraldine (Ray) Klinefelter both of Taylorville, IL, Charlotte Montgomery (Mark) Edmiston and Mary Jane Vancil both of Springfield, IL; 13 Grandchildren; 18 Great Grandchildren; 3 Great Great Grandchildren; Brothers, Bill Pile of Idaho and Jack Pile of Florida; Sister, Helen (Monroe) Melzer of Danville, IL; Several Nieces and Nephews; Canine Companion, Poncho.
Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Rev. Mariadas Chatla officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 4:00-7:00 PM at Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home in Taylorville.
Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home in Taylorville is in charge of arrangements.