June 17, 2014 at 3:00pm

Memorial for Lucie Lorton Bollheimer ’43

Lucie Elinor Bollheimer, 94, of Decatur passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 in Keystone Meadows Assisted Living.

She was born May 15, 1920 Taylorville, Illinois the daughter of John and Sallie (Cook) Lorton. She attended Decatur schools and Millikin University. Along with her husband Ray, she owned/operated Lorton Drug Store on Edward and Grand. She taught for many years for Decatur Public School District #61. She was a special education teacher and substitute having taught the hearing impaired, vision impaired, and students with learning disabilities. She retired in 1985 from Brush College Elementary School after many years of service. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Illinois Retired Teachers Association, Decatur Area Retired Teachers Association, Brush College Retired Teachers, Millikin University Alumni Association, Hopes Unlimited, life member of Parent Teacher Association, charter member of the Kiwaniannes. She was also a member the Daughters of the American Revolution as a descendant of Robert Lorton. She was a former member of United Commercial Travelers, Pathways to Independence, and United Cerebral Palsy. She liked to read and especially loved to travel. She married Bernard Raymond Bollheimer May 2, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri. He preceded her in death September 3, 1984.

She leaves behind her sons Phil Bollheimer and wife Jan of Aviston, Illinois, Kent Bollheimer and wife Belinda of Warrensburg, and Pat Bollheimer of Decatur, grandson Greg Bollheimer, and brother Bruce Lorton and wife Marian of Phoenix, Arizona.

She was reunited in Heaven with her parents, husband, and brother Jack Lorton.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Rhonda Burns for all of her loving care.

Private family services will be held. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Kiwaniannes or Grace United Methodist Church.

The family of Lucie Elinor Bollheimer is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL.

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Class Year: 
1943