Lillian Dorothy Luce, age 85, passed away unexpectedly at her home , 17354 Fox Road, Cambridge Springs, PA on Sunday, May 8, 2016 after a period of declining health. Born on January 3, 1931 in Springboro, PA, Lillian was a daughter of the late George Edward Olinger and Helen Louise Ross Olinger. She married Merle H. Luce on December 20, 1947 and he preceded her in death on July 24, 2003.

Luce, Lillian001After attending school in Springboro, Lillian met and married her husband, Merle, on December 20, 1947. Lillian worked as a house keeper in the Holiday Inn in Edinboro for several years before joining the housekeeping department of Edinboro University, retiring in 1994. Lillian enjoyed gardening, crocheting, cooking, baking, and playing cards with her grandchildren and visiting with her friends.

Surviving Lillian is a daughter – Deb Bond and her husband, Cliff of Cambridge Springs and two sons – John Luce and his companion – Lori Dean of Cambridge Springs and Larry Luce and his wife, Annette of Cambridge Springs; 13 grandchildren – Jerry M. Waid and his wife, Lisa; Bill Waid and his wife, Leslie; Todd Waid and his wife, Jody; Dean Martin; Barb Sable and her companion, Joe Toth; Bobbie Jo Luce and her fianc?e, Greg Leslie; Marlena Moyer and her husband, Alan; Robert Bond and his companion, Samantha Britton; Lillian Bond; Tad Bond and his companion, Tiffany; Scott L. Luce; Greg Luce and his wife, Holly; and Amanda Luce. She is also survived by numerous great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Merle Luce, with whom she enjoyed 56 years of marriage, Lillian was preceded in death by a daughter – Patricia Ann Roxberry who died on January 18, 2012 and a brother – Milton E. Olinger who died in 1994.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Wednesday, May 11th, from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm. Funeral services will be held there on Thursday morning at 11:00 with Reverend Richard Haemer, pastor of Saegertown Community Church, officiating. Interment will be in Carmel Freeman Cemetery, Cussewago Township.