She had been at Southwood for only one day. Lucille had been ill in the hospital for the past several weeks.
She was born January 2, 1921 in Jasonville, the daughter of Joe and Esther Reubelt Fougerousse.
She graduated from Jasonville High School, class of 1938. On January 27, 1940 she married Forrest Elroy Lowdermilk. He preceded her in death in November of 2006.
Lucille was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Clay City. She had a love for music which started as a young girl playing the guitar. She had enjoyed cross-stitch and crocheting in the past and she continued her diligence at working crossword puzzles and caring for her cats, until medical issues got in the way. She was always a devoted mother and grandma.
Survivors include her daughter and son in law, Karen and John Mercer of Clay City; two grandsons Michael Mercer (Lisa) and David Mercer (Rebecca); great-grandchildren Kayla Mercer and Nathan Pennington; sisters in law Beulah Fougerousse and Thelma Fougerousse; and brother in law Dale Lowdermilk and wife Nora of Cory; nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Forrest Lowdermilk; four brothers, Maurice, Harry, Carl, and Joe Fougerousse.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home in Clay City with Rev. Steve Rundel officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4-8 and again Tuesday prior to services.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society or to the First United Methodist Church, 610 S. Washington, Clay City, IN. 47841.
Light a candle in her memory at www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com