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Lucy J. (Frye) Krabbe

June 3, 2022


Lucy, 98 of Danville passed into the hands of her savior Jesus Christ on Friday, June 3rd at OSF Danville.

She was the only child of George and Ettie (Bowles) Frye. Born in Oakwood, Illinois. Mom attended Oakwood Grade and High School. She was vice-president her senior year. After graduation she moved to Champaign and began her working career.  She met her future husband Charles Ira Clark, Sr. who was stationed at Chanute A.F.B. Together they had two children who survive. Charles Ira Clark, Jr, of the Philippines and Carolyn S. Burke of Danville. Also surviving are her two grandchildren Kimberly (Anthony) Hannah-Smith. Curtis Clark of St. Peters, Mo. Two great-grandchildren Clayton Hannah of AZ. And Tyler Clark of FL.  A special niece Karen Proctor of N.C. and a sister-in-law of VA.

Lucy was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents as well as husbands Charles Clark and Clarence Krabbe.  A son-in-law who she considered a son Ted Burke and a grandson Christopher Clark.  She also was preceded by two very special friends Dorothy Harrison and Gracelee Blazaitis. 

Lucy was a working mother as a secretary with Webster-Heskett, Electric Eye Equipment, Esco, Tee Pak.

While living in Fort Myers, FL she worked for United Telephone Co. and H & R Block. While in grade school she was asked by the local radio station to recite the “Little Orphan Annie”.  Later in high school she wrote articles for the Commercial News.  Mom had a love of writing, especially poetry.  She later became a published poet.  She loved to include poems in cards to family and friends.

Later mom was one of several in Oakwood who worked tirelessly to stop interstate 74 from being built through Oakwood.  She also was instrumental in starting the first Brownie and Girl Scouts troops in Oakwood.  She was also a member of the National Secretaries Assoc and later the Business & Professional Women’s Assoc of Danville.  Mom also volunteered at D.A.C.C. helping students with English as a second language.  She also found time to take classes at D.A.C.C.  She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Mom loved to travel the US and took several trips to Europe.  She enjoyed her card clubs, reading her Bible daily, reading murder mysteries and working crossword puzzles.  She was never without her sweets of all kinds especially candy.

Services will be held on Friday June 10th at Trinity Lutheran Church.   Visitation is 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. with services to follow at 11:00 a.m.  Pastor Kent Tibben will officiate Burial will follow at Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Danville Public Library. Online condolences: www.rortvedtfuneralservices.com.

Rest in peace mom.  We love you.

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June 10, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
824 E. Main St.
Danville, IL 61832

Funeral Service
June 10, 2022

11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
824 E. Main St.
Danville, IL 61832


Trinity Lutheran Church
824 East Main Street, Danville IL 61832
Tel: 1-217-446-4300
Web: https://trinitylutherandanvilleil.com/

Danville Public Library
319 N. Vermilion Street, Danville IL 61832
Tel: 1-217-477-5220
Web: https://danvillepubliclibrary.org/

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