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Lucille Inez Tinkham


ABINGDON-Lucille Inez Tinkham, 73, Abingdon, died at 4:43 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2009 at her home.
She was born November 6, 1935 in Galesburg, the daughter of Homer and Sadie (Miller) Morse. She married Robert E. Tinkham June 21, 1958 in Maquon. He preceded her in death December 15, 1999.
She is survived by one son, David (Shelly) Abingdon; one daughter, Roberta “Bobbie’’ (John) Cycotte, Trivoli; a daughter-in-law, Kathie Tinkham, Abingdon; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; one brother, Leland Morse, Cambridge; two sisters, Colleen Hillyer, Galesburg and Anna May Hayes, Havana.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one son Michael Tinkham; four sisters and three brothers.
Lucille graduated from Spoon River Valley in 1953. She had lived in Maquon and Abingdon areas all of her life.
She worked at the Zellar Mental Health Center in Peoria, as a Mental Health Technician for several years.
She enjoyed flower gardening, reading, doing puzzles, bird watching, cooking and baking. She also loved the companionship of her pet Yorkie, Tiki.
Cremation was accorded. Graveside service were held Monday, May 18, 2009 at the Abingdon Cemetery with Mrs. Eleanor Landon officiation.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
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