Arlene Grue, 74, of 7426 N 45th Street, Quincy, Ill., died on May 23, 2014 in her home. She was born in Lebanon on July 24, 1939, daughter of Bill and Enid (Poynter) Rodgers, both deceased. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 1957.
She married Bob Hackett on December 1, 1957 in Lebanon. They farmed together for nearly 30 years until Bob’s passing on August 16, 1986. Arlene was the devoted mother of four children and loving “Mamaw” to ten grandchildren: Jeff (Kim; Kate and Tom) Hackett of Oldsmar, FL, Joyce (Ron; Mitchell, Mackenzi, Mason and Micah) Fairley of Quincy, Ill., Jay (Sherrie; Abby and Emily) Hackett of Lebanon, and Brenda (Bryan and Avery of Columbia, MO) Hackett of Corpus Christi, Texas. She adored her two sisters, Linda Barry of Kissimmee, Fla. and Ellen (John) Reinke of Lebanon.
Arlene married John G. Grue on April 8, 1989, in Palmyra, Mo. He died on August 3, 2010. Arlene worked as a Radiology Technician and nurse’s aide; she loved serving and caring for others. She enjoyed traveling, fishing, swimming, crafts, playing cards, croquet and spending time with her grandchildren. Arlene was a member of Madison Park Christian Church in Quincy and lived as an example of God’s love. Her sweet smile will be missed.
Visitation begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 29, at Strawmyer and Drury Funeral Home in Lebanon followed by the funeral service at noon and burial at Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Blessing Home Health Care in care of the Funeral Home or perennials to the family, for a garden in Arlene’s memory.