Anna Lucille Sturdivant, 89, of Centralia, Washington, died August 20, 2022 at the Prestige Post Acute and Rehab Center, Centralia. She was born on August 4, 1933 in Edgemont, South Dakota to Glen Sheets and Hattie Jane Smothers. Lucille’s mother died when she was only a few months old. After her death, her uncle and aunt Arthur and Minnie Lynn took her in and raised her as their own. She had 12 siblings, Lois, Bertha, Lola, Sterling (Bud), Darrel (Shakey), Viola, Martha, John, Norma, Joe, Earl and Glen (Tuffy). Lucille attended Edgemont High School in Edgemont, South Dakota. Many knew Lucille for her beautiful blue eyes and bright, all-encompassing smile.
On May 28, 1949, she married Dean A. Sturdivant Sr. Together they had five children, Linda, Dean Jr., Richard, Dee Ann and Robert. Lucille was a homemaker and worked for Symons Frozen Foods in Centralia before retiring as an inspector. She raised Boston Terrier puppies and sold the little companions to many families in the area.
Her hobbies included gardening, tending to her vegetables and flowers, painting woodwork, crocheting, and playing cards and games. Lucille held a special place in her heart for her chickens, goats and dogs. She was a member of the Masonic Eastern Star and various bowling leagues.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Glen Sheets and Hattie Smoothers; uncle and aunt, Arthur and Minnie Lynn, who raised her; siblings Lois, Bertha, Lola, Sterling (Bud), Darrel (Shakey), Viola, Martha, John, Norma, Joe and Earl; children, Dean Sturdivant Jr. and Dee Ann Sturdivant; and grandson, Jaison Dean Sturdivant.
Survivors include her brother (Glen) Tuffy; children, Linda (Kelly) Grubbs, Richard Sturdivant and Robert (Julie) Sturdivant; grandchildren, Raecheal Sturdivant, Rick Sturdivant, Jonothan (Jessica) Sturdivant, Apryl (Jeremy) Holley, Alysa (Gene) Crow, Bo (Sabrina) Sturdivant and Jessica (Guss) Bloomstrom; 31 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the Prestige Post Acute and Rehab Center for end of life care. They were kind and kind to her and her family.
A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on September 30, 2022 at the Sticklin Funeral Chapel at the George Washington Venue, followed by a burial at Claquato Cemetery. Arrangements are overseen and directed by Sticklin Funeral Chapel.