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Lucille Wikoff Carlyle

April 27, 1928 -
August 2, 2022

Lucille Wikoff Carlyle, 94 of Urbana, passed away at 11:35 a.m., Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, August 5, 2022, at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Dr. West, Savoy with Rev. Dick McGuire officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, U…read more

Lucille Wikoff Carlyle, 94 of Urbana, passed away at 11:35 a.m., Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, August 5, 2022, at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Dr. West, Savoy with Rev. Dick McGuire officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. before the funeral at the funeral home.

She was born April 27, 1928, in Waukegan, a daughter of Joseph J. and R. Hazel Wilton Rhymer of Antioch.  She was raised on the family dairy farm south of Antioch.  A place she dearly loved.

Lucille attended a 1 room country schoolhouse through 8th grade and then graduated from Antioch High School.  Growing up she became an accomplished pianist and saxophone player.  She enrolled at the University of Illinois in the fall of 1945 in Piano performance.  She continued throughout her life to play for enjoyment.

In 1946 while at the U of I she met the 1st love of her life, Charles Wikoff of Urbana.  They were married March 9, 1947, until his death in December 1987.  They had a happy life together raising 2 kids, Joan Lucille, and Robert Wesley.  After retirement they loved to travel, golf and be with grandkids.

In 1988 she met the 2nd love of her life William F. Carlyle.  They were married on February 12, 1989, until his death in February 2022.  From this marriage she gained 2 wonderful children, Sandra Hickman, and Doug Carlyle.  They also loved to travel, taking trips around the world to exotic places and riverboat cruises in Europe.  When home they played golf and socialized with their many friends and attended U of I football games.

Lucille loved to sew, knit, entertain friends and family, cook, and play bridge.  While at the U of I she was initiated in 1945 to Theta of Sigma Kappa Social Sorority.  She developed many close friendships that continued through out her life.  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, Illini Quarterback Club and Sigma Alpha Iota honorary music Fraternity.

Surviving are her children Joan L. (Jim) Sheppard of Urbana, son Robert W. (Linda) Wikoff of Houston, Texas, Sandra (Bert) Hickman of Woodridge and Doug (Peggy) Carlyle of Tarpley, Texas, grandchildren, Brian (Stacey) Scott of Tolono, Melissa (Will) Calkins of Longmont, Colorado, Shannon (Mathis) Weatherall of League City, Texas, Kelli Wikoff of Houston, Texas, Jacob Wikoff of Austin, Texas, David Hickman of Naperville, Leslie Ashmore of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jane Learing of Kimberly, Wisconsin, Megan (Cory) Nichols of Kerrville, Texas, Sarah Carlyle of Houston, Texas, great grandchildren, Liam and Connor Calkins of Longmont, Colorado, Caden, Camrin, Charlie Scott of Tolono, Brooks Landrum of Memphis, Tennessee, Evan Learing of Kimberly, Wisconsin, Ethan, Carter, Logan Hickman of Naperville, Rowan Ashmore of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Annalise, Liam Nichols of Kerrville, Texas, Wren W. Wikoff-Iligan of Houston, Texas and great great grandchildren, Norah Landrum of Memphis, Tennessee.  In addition, she leaves two cousins and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by both husbands and her parents.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Champaign County Humane Society.

Condolences may be offered at www.morganmemorialhome.com.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, August 5, 2022

Time: 10:00 am

Morgan Memorial Home

Address:

1304 Regency Dr. West
Savoy, Illinois 61874

Service Information

Date: Friday, August 5, 2022

Time: 11:00 am

Morgan Memorial Home

Address:

1304 Regency Dr. West
Savoy, Illinois 61874

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