Lucille Biggs Lantz, daughter of the late Charles Owen Biggs and Anna Albritton Biggs, was born on April 4, 1897, at Dexter and died on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, in the General Baptist Nursing Home at Campbell at the age of 108.
She was a member of the Episcopal Church and a resident of Dexter.
Mrs. Lantz was united in marriage to Nelson Bernard Lantz in October of 1936 at Springfield, Ill. Mr. Lantz preceded her in death on June 27, 1944.
Lucille graduated from Dexter High School and went on to attend Brenau College in Georgia, Drury College, Southeast Missouri State University Teachers College, University of Missouri, and University of Southern California. Mrs. Lantz completed her art studies in Washington University School of Fine Arts. She had a teaching career in the schools of St. Louis, Tulsa, and Pasadena. After returning to her home town of Dexter to reside, she taught art and music for a few years in the Dexter public schools.
Survivors include one nephew, Charles Biggs of Phoenix, Ariz.; two nieces, Ann Walton and husband Herbert of San Rafael, Calif., and Betty Jeffress of Poplar Bluff; also by a special friend and caregiver Phyllis Dowdy of Dexter; and other relatives and many friends.
If desired, memorials may be made to Keller Public Library, The Heritage House Association, both of Dexter, or the Stoddard County Children's Home in Bloomfield.
Visitation was held from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
A graveside service was conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, in the Dexter Cemetery with interment to follow in the Dexter Cemetery. David Houtz officiated at the service.