Inez “Lucy” Niccum (1928-2016)

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June 9, 1928 – December 1, 2016 

Inez Lucille “Lucy” Niccum, nee Kingery, born June 9, 1928 in Montrose, IL passed away December 1, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville with her family at her bedside.

Lucy and her husband, Nick, built their family home together in Fairview Heights in 1959. As a young wife and mother, she was employed at Obernester Glass Manufacturing Company in East St. Louis. After the birth of her second child, she became a full-time homemaker.

She was a Girl Scout leader for many years, a lifetime member of the Fairview Heights VFW Woman’s Auxiliary, a founding member and past president of the Dupo Coin Club. Other interests included being an avid reader, stamp and decorative plate collector.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of over 60 years, Harry “Nick” Niccum, who died on August 2, 2004; her parents, Alvis G. and Mary F. Kingery; step mother and friend Sibyl Kingery, seven brothers and sisters.

Surviving are her three daughters, Sharon McMahan of Lynchburg, VA, Lucy Manley of Tampa, FL, and Mary Ann (Robert) Johnson of Belleville, IL; three grandchildren, Kimberly McMahan, Jennifer McMahan and Jaclyn (Frankie) Manley; three great-grandchildren, Jessica McMahan, Xavier Pons and Xander Pons; a brother, Carl Kingery of Martinsville, IL and a sister-in-law Beverly Niccum of Effingham, IL.

Memorials may be made to The Make a Wish Foundation at . Condolences may be extended to the family online at

Visitation was held on Monday, December 5 from 4-8 pm at Schildknecht Funeral Home, 301 S. Lincoln Ave., O’Fallon, IL 62269.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Oak Ridge Cemetery, 1505 Hampton Dr. Effingham, IL 62401, with Pastor Dr. Joe Scheets officiating.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Schildknecht Funeral Home, O’Fallon, IL.