The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


July 28, 2013

Cecilia L. Luke

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Cecilia L. Luke, age 72, Webb City, passed away at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2013, at her residence after an illness.

Cecilia was born June 25, 1941, in Joplin to the late Cecil Luke and Orva Adams Luke and had lived in the Joplin area all of her life.

She worked as an administrative assistant, retiring in 1995. She was a longtime member of College Heights Christian Church and was a member of the Prime Timers. She supported the Cheerleaders (Illness Support Leaders) and was a volunteer with Freeman Health Systems, where she was part of the Mended Hearts Club.

In addition to her parents, Cecilia was preceded in death by four brothers, Forrest Luke, Robert Luke, Edward Adams and Ora Luke; and a sister, Norma Elledge.

Survivors include her extended family, Jeff Luke and his wife, Monica, Ft. Worth, Texas, Dorothy Vanvolkinburg and Barbara Twenter, both of Joplin, Carol Owens, Webb City, Cecilia Luke and Jeffery Luke, both of Ft. Worth; and a host of other nieces; nephews; great nieces and nephews and cousins.

Memorial services are planned for Monday at 10 a.m. at Parker Mortuary Chapel. Rick Bushnell, Minister, will officiate. The family will receive friends following the services at the mortuary.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.

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