Lucille  McElroy
Lucille Irene McElroy, 89, of Marion, died Monday, October 14 at the Winslow Care Center. She was born February 5, 1930 in Amana to Roy and Jessie Fattig. On March 4, 1950 she married Bill McElroy in Ottumwa. The couple had three children, John, of Perth, Western Australia, Joni, of Marion, and Chris, of Bussey. Lucille was a long-time Ottumwa resident and best known for her 50 years as an Avon Sales Representative. She was avid bowler and was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Ottumwa Bowling Association. Lucille was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ottumwa and First Church of the Open Bible.
Lucille is survived by her children, John (Alaine), Joni (Gary Doerrfeld) and Chris (Deann); grandchildren, Leslie (Matt) Anderson (Texas), Ashley (Nick) Rocca (Solon), Jenny (Adam) Landis (Marion), Luke Long (Marion), Toby (Lucy) McElroy (Australia), Holly (Jorgen)Torgersen (Grimstad, Norway), Reed, Chase and Sydney McElroy (Bussey), and 16 great grandchildren.
Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, on August 24, 2013 and her son in law, Tony Long, on January 30, 2010. A Memorial Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Ottumwa (Corner of Fourth and Marion Streets) at 10:30 on Monday, November 4. A memorial has been established to support the ministry of the First Presbyterian Church. A private committal service will be held at Shaul Cemetery.
Published on October 31, 2019


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Lori Knapp Daniels
Nov 04, 2019
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Lucille was a neighbor of mine for many years. I lived on Elm. I had a dog named Rex that I worried was getting sick. He quit eating but, didn't lose weight. I had a big laugh when your mom and dad told me that Rex would walk down to their house every morning where he would announce his arrival with one bark. They would come to the door to greet and feed him.
Sally Knox
Nov 02, 2019
Sweet Tranquility Basket was purchased for the family of Lucille McElroy by Sally Knox.  Send flowers
Ron and Anita Yoder
Nov 01, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. May the many wonderful memories of your mom bring you comfort in the coming days!
Erin Zaputil
Nov 01, 2019
Serene Retreat was purchased for the family of Lucille McElroy by Erin Zaputil.  Send flowers
Mary Curran Folkers
Nov 01, 2019
Sorry for your loss ! I have good memories of your mom and family❤️❤️