Lucile L. (Wilson) Bracken, age 91 of Williamsport, IN died on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Woodland Manor Nursing Center in Attica, IN after being released from St. Franciscan St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lafayette, IN. Her family was by her side.
She was born on September 25, 1923 in Tallahassee, Florida and was the daughter of Wilbur "Bill" and Dorothy “Dot” Wilson. Lucile graduated from Williamsport High School and married William Gordon Bracken in 1941. He preceded her in death in 1986.
Lucile “Lucy” held different jobs during her lifetime. She would ride the bus to Alcoa in Lafayette to work, helping to support the troops during WW II while her husband Gordon served in the Army. She also worked for Bell telephone as a switchboard operator, and worked at RMC in Attica. Some people may remember her and her husband as owning and operating the portable outdoor skating rink that they would setup in various locations and parks, including Covington and Oxford during the 1960’s. They later owned and operated the Centennial Texaco service station and restaurant where they enjoyed visiting with all the customers and friends which came in for her homemade ranch dressing and spaghetti sauce, or just to stop in to say hello. She loved planting her backyard flowers and then sitting back, relaxing on the patio, and admiring her accomplishment.
Lucile and her husband, Gordon, relocated to Melbourne, FL after retirement, but later returned to the Williamsport area.
Surviving are, 3 children, Dorothy Wesley (Jasper) of Williamsport, Paige Samlaska (Larry) of Covington, IN and Cindi Kerst (David) of Williamsport; 5 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren with 2 more little ones coming soon. Lucile was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at
Centennial Cemetery in Kingman, IN with Donald Jordan officiating.