L ucille M. Kellenberger of Sabetha died Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha. Lucille was the eldest daughter of the late Carl and Mary (Merkle) Weiss was born in LaCrosse, Indiana on January 19, 1921 and lived there 19 years before moving to Elgin, Illinois. In Elgin she met and married her husband Freeman Kellenberger. She worked as a dynamic fuse inspector at the Elgin Watch Factory during World War II and later as a waitress at the Sweden House Restaurant. Together in Elgin they raised their three children, Douglas Kellenberger, Pamela Keegan and Gordon Kellenberger. Lucille and Freeman where members of the Apostolic Christian Church, moved to the Apostolic Christian Retirement Village in Sabetha, Kansas in 1989 where she has resided since.
Lucille was always a smiling face and a joyful presence throughout her life. An active participant in activities, a helping hand when needed, her passing will leave a void in the lives of those who knew her. She has now passed on to receive the joy that she so richly deserves with her Lord, Amen.
Lucille was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Freeman G. Kellenberger; her parents, Carl and Mary Weiss; two brothers, Oliver Weiss and Ted Weiss; two sisters, Kathryn Rudin and Gladys Weiss. Lucille is survived by her three children, Douglas Kellenberger of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Pamela Keegan of Tampa, Florida and Gordon Kellenberger of Geneva, Illinois; sister, Patricia Schifferer of Elgin, Illinois; Four brothers, Calvin Weiss of Sabetha, Robert Weiss of East Dundee, Illinois, Paul Weiss of Elgin, Illinois and Morey Weiss of Hartford, Vermont.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Apostolic Christian Church in Sabetha. A visitation will be Tuesday evening 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Popkess Mortuary Chapel in Sabetha. The interment will be made in the Sabetha Cemetery. Memorial contribution may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home sent in care of the funeral home.