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2/18/2021 8:54:00 AM
Natalie Ann Lumb
March 29, 1931 - February 15, 2021
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Natalie Ann Lumb, 89 of Taylorville passed away peacefully on Monday, February 15, 2021. Natalie was born March 29, 1931, the daughter of Arpie Lee Wilson and Dorothy Fremgen Wilson. Natalie grew up in the Edinburg area graduating from Edinburg High School in 1948. After graduation Natalie attended Cosmetology School and worked as a hair dresser. On November the 8th1949 she married George A. Lumb. He preceded her in death, they were married 55 years. She is survived by four children, daughter Kathleen, and husband David Dunkel of St Louis, Sons, George A Lumb III, and wife Joann, and James, wife Retha and daughter, Gail Lumb all of Taylorville. And Natalie’s sister Maris Alexander of Indianapolis Indiana. Natalie has 8 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren.

Natalie was a home maker until her children got out of school when she rejoined the work force full time. She retired from the Secretary of State’s Office in January of 2005 after a 26-year career. Natalie was selected as the Secretary of State Employee of the Month in 2003.

Natalie loved to knit and crochet. Besides making many items for her family she loved entering her handy work into the competition at the Illinois State Fair.  She was awarded many ribbons over the years for her work. For many years Natalie cultivated many varieties of house plants she prominently displayed in her home. Natalie also treasured the time she shared with her family, making life time memories including, fishing, mushroom hunting, roller skating, Friday night Colonel Sanders chicken camping out in the living room and the lake.  She also loved attending the State Fair local fairs and festivals with her family.

Due to Covid restrictions and following her wishes cremations rites were accorded.  Graveside rites and a celebration of life for the family will be held at a later date.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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