Lucy Helen Riddell passed away peacefully on September 29, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 73 years.
Lucy was born November 23, 1944 and was raised in Mendon, MO. She lived much of her adult years in Kansas City, MO, and most recently in Glen Ellyn, IL. In 2012 she retired from her position as a patient care unit receptionist at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, and she fondly remembered her friends and colleagues there.
Lucy is preceded in death by her parents, Morris and Alice Welch, as well as her grandson, Jake Riddell. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Randy (Jen), Chuck (Marianne), and Ginger (Derek) Gosnell. She will also be forever beloved as “Grammy” or “Juju” by her 13 grandchildren, Kali, Sam, Tony, Lauri, Grace, Mia, Sonja, Lydia, Lily, Emilia, Lucy, Gabriella, and Olivia.
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