Lucille R. Muma, 93, St. Elmo

Lucille Rebecca Muma, 93, of St. Elmo, died at 11:45 p.m. on Monday, May 12, 2008, at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at First Christian Church in St. Elmo. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, St. Elmo. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at Kessel Funeral Home in St. Elmo and an hour before services on Saturday at the church. Memorials: Donors choice.

Mrs. Muma was born on Oct. 10, 1914, in St. Elmo, the daughter of Art and Ethel Ziegler Muma. She married Marvin Kenneth Muma on Dec. 11, 1937, in Williamstown, Ky.; he died on Dec. 18, 1984.

She was a typist for National Cash Register in Dayton, Ohio, from 1937-40, and was employed for several years as a bookkeeper in the Fayette County offices of treasurer, county clerk and circuit clerk. She and her husband owned and operated Mumas Hardware Store in St. Elmo from 1955-72. She retired in 1976 from Fayette County Bank in St. Elmo, where she was a bookkeeper.

She joined Golden Rule Chapter No. 278 of Order of the Eastern Star in St. Elmo in 1932 and was a lifetime member of the American Legion Womens Auxiliary, also in St. Elmo. She was a member and past treasurer of St. Elmo Friendly Neighbors, and a member of First Christian Church and Daughters of the American Revolution, both of St. Elmo.

She is survived by a son, Steve Muma and his wife Vivian of Mission, Texas; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Freda Willms of St. Elmo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Mildred Austin; and brothers, Neil and Kenneth Willms.

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