Lucille J. “Jan” Staugh, 77, of Thompson Rd., Chicora, Sugarcreek Township, Armstrong County, passed away Sunday Morning at her home with her loving husband by her side.
Lucille was born in Mt. Caramel, IL, on March 28, 1941. She was the daughter of Lloyd Arthur and Edna Marjorie Elston Chambers. She graduated in 1959 from Newton Community High School and immediately joined the Woman’s Army Corps (WACS). She served on active duty from 1959 to 1962 and attained the rank of Specialist 5th Class.
While serving in Pirmasens, Germany, she met her future husband Richard John Staugh, who was also serving with the U.S. Military. The couple married on November 4, 1961.
She was employed as a book keeper with Quality Life Services from 1984 until her retirement in 2003. Jan was a member of the Butler Women of the Moose Chapter #260 and American Legion Post #642 of Chicora.
She was an avid genealogist and a charter member of the Butler County Genealogical Society which was founded in 2003. Jan was also on the board of directors of the PASCO County Genealogical Society in Zephyrhills, Fl, and a former member of the North Hills Genealogist Society.
She loved music, played keyboard, and sang vocals with several different bands including: The Country Lanes, Just Passin’ Thru’, The Forest Circle Heights Pickers, The Forest Circle Original Boob Grass Band, The Country Squares, and Dolly’s Bluegrass Band.
In addition to her husband, Jan is survived by her daughter, LuWana Gail Hargis and her husband, Chris, her grandson, Aaron Kyle Hargis, and her granddaughter, Alyssa Reanne Hargis, all of Altus, Ok. She is additionally survived by three sisters-in-law Mary Ann Shook and her husband, Dennis, of Butler, Debbie Staugh, of Cabot, and Jeanne Chambers, of Rapid City, SD., as well as several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Marie Rennier, two brothers, Lloyd Lynn Chambers and James Elston Chambers, a sister-in-law, Nancy Lee Fair, a brother-in-law Raymond G. Staugh, three nieces, one grand niece and a nephew.
Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Chicora, 339 Chicora Fenelton Rd., Chicora, from 2-4 and 7-9pm Tuesday. A funeral service will be held from the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday with the Rev. Kenneth R. Tack Jr., a United Church of Christ pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Burial Estates, Mt. Chestnut. Military honors accorded by members of the Chicora, Brady’s Bend, and East Brady American Legion Posts will follow the funeral service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Staugh’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital by visiting www.stjude.org/donate. For more information or to send a condolence, please visit www.hilefh.com.