Lucille "Lou" Veronica Wilkerson (Thummel)

Saturday, September 10th, 1927 - Sunday, May 31st, 2020
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Lucille Veronica Wilkerson, 92 of Independence, MO passed peacefully in her home surrounded by family on Sunday May 31, 2020. Lou was born one of eight children on September 10, 1927, in Tipton, KS to Ann (Eck) and Nick Thummel. She and William Don Wilkerson, the love of her life, were married on November 4, 1947 at Bonaface Church in Tipton, KS. They were married for 66 years. Don and Lou built their home in Independence, MO where they raised their 4 children, Gary Linda, Cindy and Terrie. Lou devoted her life to taking care of her family. Her home was a source of pride, always clean and beautifully decorated. She enjoyed gardening, shopping, writing letters and traveling. Lou was a generous, loving person that always put others before herself. Lou is survived by; brothers, Clarence Thummel, Ralph Thummel, Elmer Thummel and a sister, Dotty Cowles; a son, Gary Wilkerson and wife Suzanne of Overland Park, KS; daughters, Linda Ham and husband Mike of Franklin, TN, Cindy Neef and husband Frank of Seagrove, NC and Terrie Pitts and husband Gary of Merriam, KS; grandchildren, Matt, Kristin, Casey, Chris, Gabe, Danielle and Marc; and great grandchildren, Tyler, Joey, Tanner, Ryan H., Ryan W., Layla, Stella, Aspen and Lillian Lucille. Services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 6, 2020 at the Carson-Speaks Chapel, 1501 W. Lexington Ave., Independence, MO 64052 with burial to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family suggests donation in her name to Good Shepherd Hospice, 123 W. Kansas Ave., Independence, MO 64050 or to Harvesters Community Food Network, 3801 Topping Ave, Kansas City, MO 64129. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at (Arrangements: Carson-Speaks Chapel (816) 252-7900)
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  • Service

    Saturday, June 6th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, June 6th, 2020 10:00am
    Carson-Speaks Chapel
    1501 W. Lexington Ave
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  • Interment

    Woodlawn Cemetery
    701 S. Noland Road
    Independence, MO 64050
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Christy Kranz

Posted at 11:41pm
I will miss my dear friend Lou. The phone calls, the Unity Word you had sent and all your love and caring support ! All of this will be sorely missed. I loved your beautiful letters you wrote me and envied your pretty handwriting! Always wearing a beautiful smile, being so positive, and always happy to give big hugs and love and not to forget your perfume too! :) I am a better person for knowing Lou and Don both. Because of them, I will always remember, "Has anyone told you today how precious you are?" Thank you Lou for always being the kind of friend who made a lasting lifetime impression on me! I hope you know just how precious you are to me!

BW Hunter

Posted at 08:03am
My sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Lucille. At this time of grief, recall fond memories that bring a smile or laughter. We look forward to the day when God will swallow up death forever. - Isaiah 25:8

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