Mary Lucille Sego of Sullivan, Missouri, formerly of Cuba, Missouri, was born Friday, March 16, 1928 at Perryville, Missouri to Edward Frank and Mary Clara (nee Schlatman) Schumer and passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the age of 91 years.
Mary Lou or Lucille as she was known by many, started her working career at the young age of 15. She started her apprenticeship working for her sister Loretta at a salon in St. Louis, Missouri. Mary Lou went on to work for many different salons before moving to Cuba, Missouri.
After moving to Cuba, she built on home on Iris and Jim’s property. She turned her basement into her salon “Night Owl.” Mary Lou retired after nearly 70 years of cutting hair.
She enjoyed painting, reading, doing crafts and ceramics. She was always working on a project that required her to use her hands and brain. Mary Lou had nearly a thousand books in her collection. After she read a book, she would then give it a one through five stars. Mary Lou’s family had a book club.
Mary Lou was a devout member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church. Other than church, she never left home, because all her friends came to visit her. Mary Lou was a gracious host and an excellent listener.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Frank and Mary Clara Schumer; husband, Robert L. “Bob” Sego; three children, Iris Shane, Bradley Taylor and Elaine Sexton; seven siblings, Charles and wife Pat Schumer, Dorothy Farishon, Elbert Schumer, Rosalia Renaud, Loretta Finn, Cletus Schumer and Leroy Schumer; and step son, Peter Sego.
She is survived by her daughter, Gail and husband Bob Engemann of Washington, Missouri; son-in-law, Jim Shane of Cuba, Missouri; step daughter, Christina Sego of Sullivan, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Jill and husband Martin Rector of Chesterfield, Missouri, Thomas and wife Gabi DeBourge of Germany, Beth and husband Todd Vaughn of Charlotte, North Carolina, Dean and wife Audra DeBourge of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Amber Taylor of Portland, Oregon, Bradley Taylor of Cuba, Missouri and Adam Taylor of Cuba, Missouri; step grandsons, Jordan Sego and Zak Sego; 11 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Pete and wife Marie Sego of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Cuba, Missouri.
Celebration of mass was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father Dan as celebrant.
Interment and prayers followed at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.