Lucille Ann “Lucy” Harvel

Oct 6th, 1934 - May 19th, 2020


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home


Herrin City Cemetery

Lucille Ann “Lucy” Harvel

Energy- Lucille Ann “Lucy” Harvel, age 85, of Energy, passed away at 2:05am on Monday, May 18, 2020 at Herrin Hospital.

Lucy was born in Chicago on October 6, 1934, the daughter of Elmer and Elizabeth (Fox) Dangler. She married Joseph A.P. Harvel in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 4, 1953. He preceded her in death on August 10, 1998.

Mrs. Harvel was a member of the Herrin First Baptist Church. She served as a volunteer for the Herrin House of Hope. Prior to her retirement, she had worked in admitting at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include her daughter- P.J. Harvel of Energy

Son- Darwin and Teal Harvel of Ray City, Georgia

Grandson- Johnathon Harvel of Energy

Granddaughter- Eleasha and James Milicevic of Tallahassee, Florida

Great Granddaughter- Scarlett Milicevic of Tallahassee, Florida

Brother- Bill Dangler of Corona, California

DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS RELATED TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS, private funeral services will be held at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin with Pastor Mark Goldman officiating. Burial will follow at Herrin City Cemetery.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home, 201 South 13th Street, Herrin, Illinois 62948. 

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5 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Pearlie Dangler

    From: Corona, California

    Date: May 20, 2020

    Lucy was one of the kindest, sweetest women I ever met. She was my sister-in-law and I loved her very much. She will be greatly missed.

  • Guest: Julie

    From: Victorville , California

    Date: May 20, 2020

    Aunt Lucy we will miss you dearly I will always remember your Smile and kind heart and remember our visits and good laughs and conversation. You were one of a kind . May peace be with you🙏🙏🙏

  • Guest: Gale Smith

    From: Valdosta , Georgia

    Date: May 21, 2020

    Ms. Lucy was one of the sweetest ladies I ever met. I met her through my daughter in law, Eleasha Milicevic, to whom she was known as “Granny”. I will always remember her smile and laughter. I know she will be greatly missed.

  • Guest: Brenda Miller

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: May 21, 2020

    I loved Lucy very much and have missed her since she had been unable to come to church and the House of Hope.

  • Guest: Dustin Small

    From: West Frankfort , Illinois

    Date: May 21, 2020

    I met Granny Harvel when Johnathon and I were freshmen in high school. There was a lengthy period of time…I’m talking years in which I practically lived with the Harvels. I stayed the night often and they always treated me like a member of the family. If I was visiting and they were having dinner…I was having dinner….if they were going out to eat…oftentimes I was going out to eat. After high school I went through several rough periods…mostly of my own making. I can’t put into words the degree to which this family has supported me. Some days I would stop by and Granny would be the only person home so I would sit and talk to her. She was always kind. She was always willing to help if she could even when I didn’t really deserve it. I look at the Harvels as my family. I love them dearly and my heart is breaking for them. There have been times in my life that I didnt have anyone to lean on but this family. I’ll never forget Granny Harvel’s kindness…her smile…and the way she she always made me feel welcome in their home.