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Lucille Soper, age 68, of Alexandria, MO, died Sunday, March 2, 2008, at Lexington Square in Keokuk, IA, where she had resided since January.

She was born March 18, 1939 at Alexandria, MO, a daughter of Herman James and Ruth Ellen Mason Renner.

She and Carl V. Soper were married November 26, 1955 by Rev. Golden in Kahoka.

He preceded her in death on March 30, 2000.

Survivors include four sons: Jerry Soper and his wife, Letha, of Keokuk, Jeff Soper and his wife, Robin, of Kahoka, Jed Soper and his wife, Kim, of Alexandria, and John Soper of

Greenville, IL; four daughters: Evelyn Soper of Kahoka, Mary Rockelman and her husband, Todd, of Alexandria, Carla Soper and her fiancé, Dusty Ray of Luray, and Brenda Burchett of Alexandria; a sister, Erma Jean Hummell and her husband, Fred, of Montrose; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Kenny and Carolyn Soper of Keokuk and Donald Soper of California; eighteen grandchildren: Britny Soper, Josh Soper, Courtney Rockelman, Tiffany Soper, James Soper, Josh Stevenson, Tyler Brammer, Dillan Brammer, McKenzie Slater, Zack Slater, Jaycob Schorr, Sierra Soper, Chase Soper, Rachel Steele, Shawna Washburn, Anthony Washburn, Mary Washburn and, Jamie Bode; eleven great-grandchildren: Dawn Inlow, Jacqlyn Steele, Avery Obson, Kaeden Osbon, Riley Hartsock, Jace Soper, Taveyon Washburn, Kalan Washburn, Jamari Washburn, Tiara Kellum, and Jadden Kellum; as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a son, James, in 1982.


Lucille had cooked in earlier years at Morgan Oil, Knotty Pine and the Keokuk Convalescent Center. She was a seamstress for Todd Uniform at her retirement.

Lucille worked hard all of her life, as a mother of nine, wife, farm wife, and grandmother. She loved her family and friends and was lovingly referred to as the "Queen of Alec". She touched a lot of lives and was known as "mom" to many as she always opened her home and heart to others. She enjoyed having coffee at Bob Land’s station, playing euchre and visiting with friends at the Purple Cow, and raising horses. She loved Alexandria and camping along the Mississippi. More than anything, she loved being a mother and grandmother.

Memorial services were held Thursday, March 6, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Bonnie Horner officiating. Special music was recordings "When I Get Where I’m Going" and "Amazing Grace".

Pallbearer was Carver Long. Honorary Pallbearers were Tyler Brammer, Dillan Brammer, Jaycob Schorr, Josh Soper, Josh Stevens and James Soper.

Inurnment followed in the Kahoka Cemetery.

Visitation was held after 9 a.m. Wednesday at Wilson Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.

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