Lucille Lola Halls, 87, Springfield, Missouri, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2013, in Mercy Hospital.
She was born on May 1, 1926 near Cabool, Missouri, to Samuel Esty and Edna Lunsford Ellis.
After graduating from Cabool High School in 1944, Lucille moved to California where she met and married her husband, Henry L. Halls on April 11, 1970. She and Henry spent 12 years in Denver, Colorado, and then retired to Cabool in 1983. In 2000, they relocated to their current residence in Springfield. Lucille and Henry are presently members of Second Baptist Church in Springfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents and six brothers and sisters, Mildred Oxley, Leona Knapp, Delmar Ellis, Violet Curtis, Elmer Ellis, and Winford Ellis.
She is survived by her husband, Henry Halls; two stepdaughters; a sister, Ernestine Reese; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Thursday, November 21, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel, Springfield. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until service time in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2833 E. Battlefield Rd. #100, Springfield, MO 65804.