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M. Lucy Lightle

M. Lucy Lightle, 81, of Bryant, passed away at 10:00 PM on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at CentraCare Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She was born on June 22, 1938 in Winkle, IL to William and Ruth (Henry) Hamilton. She married Edward Lightle on July 4, 1955, In Bryant. He preceded her in death on February 27, 2017.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Yewell “Tuk” Wilkins; two brothers, Bill and John Hamilton.

Surviving are two children, Sheree (Tom) Schmitz of Cold Spring, Minnesota and Gary (Paula) Lightle of St. David, IL; four grandchildren, Rod Lightle, Julie (Josh) Russell, Wendy (Lonnie) Drontle, and Joey Seward; four great-grandchildren, Austin (Alicia), Autumn, Ethan, and Eli; two great-great-grandchildren, Lily and Kairi; one brother, Richard (Edie) Hamilton; one sister, Deloris (Gary) Southwood.

Lucy was a retired hairdresser and seamstress. She enjoyed her grandchildren, sewing, and crafting. She also collected angel figurines. Lucy was a member of Shields Chapel United Methodist Church.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 23, 2019 at Maryville Cemetery in Bryant, IL. Rev. David Meader will officiate. A dinner will follow the service at American Grille in Canton. Cremation rites will be accorded. Memorials can be made to Shields Chapel United Methodist Church. To make online condolences you may go to



  • Nancy Phillips

    Reply August 14, 2019 4:33 pm

    My deepest sympathy to all of you. Lucy not only collected Angel’s, she was an angel. Thinking of you all during this sad time.

  • Dennis & Rhonda Pasley

    Reply August 14, 2019 5:46 pm

    So sorry to hear of the passing of M. Lucy Lightle , our thoughts & prayers are with her family ….
    Lucy and Ed will be back in each others arms now forever … Prayers

  • Jane Williams

    Reply August 14, 2019 6:10 pm

    So sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers to all the family. Sure doesnt seem possible that she could be gone.

  • Brenda Hamby

    Reply August 14, 2019 8:05 pm

    Very sorry for the loss of Lucy…prayers for your family

  • gloriastockman

    Reply August 17, 2019 9:47 am

    Lucy was a nice, nice lady with a wonderful smile and laugh. she could light up a romm. she will be missed.

  • Judy Heffren/Wickert

    Reply August 20, 2019 5:54 pm

    Our Lucy is in heaven with Ed and brother Bob. She was a great lady and a great friend. Brother Bob and Rose were married in their house. Ed and Bob were very good friends. Rest In Peace my friend

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