Lucille Perkins Cothern, 92


Lucille Perkins Cothern, 92, of Vandalia, formerly of Ramsey, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Feb. 16, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey. 

An additional visitation will be held Monday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Harry Kirk officiating. Burial will be held in Ramsey Cemetery.

Mrs. Cothern was born March 26, 1927, in Sedalia, MO, the daughter of John W. and Margaret Rebecca (Borchers) Lewis. She married Lloyd David Perkins on April 30, 1946, in Waukegan, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 1975. She later married Raymond Thomas Cothern on Feb. 11, 1989, in Gillespie, and he preceded her  in death on March 17, 1998.

She was a homemaker and was affiliated with the Liberty Church in Bingham.

She is survived by son, Ron (Shelley) Perkins of Centralia; daughters, Sandy (Michael) Davies of Pittsfield, Sue (Dean) Bricker of Springfield, Kris (Norman) Luster of Ramsey and Becky (Rick) Schuckhart of Ramsey; ten grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and two husbands, she was preceded in death by brother, James W. Lewis; sisters, Helen Kerr and Stella Orr; and grandson, Blake Perkins.

Memorials may be made to  Liberty Church in Bingham.

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