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Thelma Lucille Bruce

02/09/1935 - 11/11/2021


Obituary For Thelma Lucille Bruce

Thelma "Lucille" Bruce, 86, formerly of Marshall, MO passed away November 11, 2021 at her home in Sedalia, MO. She was born on February 9, 1935 in Canyon, TX, the daughter of Charles and Mabel (Hicks) Shelnutt, who preceded her in death.

Lucille graduated from Canyon High School in 1953. She moved to Missouri with her family in 1963. She retired from Marshall Habilitation Center in 1998 and worked at the Marshall Walmart in her spare time. After retirement, she relocated to Sedalia, Missouri to be closer to family and dedicated most of her spare time to volunteering at the Salvation Army. Lucille’s greatest pleasure was spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids. Besides spending time with family, she loved car rides, ice cream trips, and silly conversations with her friend, Dee. She was a Baptist and worshiped in her faith in God. She passed away peacefully on November 11, 2021 in her own home surrounded by her family. 

Lucille is survived by two sons, William Bruce (Vicki), of Crane, MO, and Terry Bruce (Jenie), of Sedalia, MO; one daughter, Cheryl Bruce, of Leawood, KS; five grandsons, Jeremy Bruce (Julie), Corey Bruce (Emily), Andrew Bruce, Phillip Bruce (Samantha), and Kevin Bruce (Talena); one granddaughter, Abigail Bruce; and one sister, Joyce Humphrey.

In addition to her parents, Lucille was preceded in death by one sister, Katie Hamblen.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Thursday, November 18, 2021, at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.

Following the Celebration of Life Gathering will be a Graveside Service at Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia.

Dee Wade will be the Urn Bearer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice, in care of Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.




Celebration of Life

12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301

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Burial / Interment

02:15 PM - 02:45 PM

Crown Hil Cemetery
701 N. Engineer
Sedalia, MO 65301

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  • 11/15/2021

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss just know that in this hour of need you are in our family's thoughts & prayers . Larry Howard and Family

  • 11/14/2021

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. With Deepest Sympathy, Kathy Todd

  • 11/14/2021

    Sorry for your loss will miss her face at the salvation army

  • 11/13/2021

    Terry, Jenie, Andrew, and Abby, I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Allison Kempton

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