Lucille E. Sartory, 93, of Warsaw, passed away on Friday, May 12, 2023, at River Hills Village in
Lucille was born on June 24, 1929, in Niantic, Illinois, the daughter of Elisha Orville and Susan
Alice (Plunkett) Oakleaf.
On November 27, 1948, she was united in marriage to James H. Sartory at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church in Warsaw. He preceded her in death on June 24, 2006.
Lucille was a beautician for many years and retired in 1983. She served as an Election Judge for
Rocky Run/Wilcox Townships and Assistant Postmaster for Sutter Post Office until its closing.
Lucille was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, a Life Member of Veterans of Foreign
Wars Auxiliary, a Member of Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Sacred Heart
Catholic Church of Warsaw, The Alter and Rosary Society and was a former Troop Leader for
the Boy Scouts when her sons were growing up. Lucille’s greatest loves were her family and
friends. She enjoyed cooking and baking and large family dinners and took pride in her flowers
and keeping a neat yard. She always enjoyed attending her kids and grandkids sporting events
and took pride in any of their accomplishments. Her last few years were spent at River Hills
Village where she was well cared for in their memory care ward.
Lucille is preceded in death by her parents; her husband James; five brothers: John Oakleaf,
Glen Donald Oakleaf, Virgil Oakleaf, Everett Oakleaf and Daniel Oakleaf; two sisters: Mary Ellen
Oakleaf Mumper and Mercedes Oakleaf Justus; two sons: Francis J. Sartory and Victor W.
Sartory; two stillborn children; and her step-mother Violet A Jaconson Oakleaf.
Lucille is survived by her daughter Nanette M (Kent) Wollbrink; two daughters-in-law: Victoria
Valentin Sartory and Jane McNally Sartory; six grandchildren: Amy Wollbrink (Nick) Walters,
Michael (Megan) Wollbrink, Andrea Sartory (Adam Bailey), David Sartory, Brooke de Schietere
(Cedric) and Blair (Joseph) Glauber; eleven great grandchildren: Madison Walters (Bryce Wilson),
Jacob Sartory, Jonah Sartory, Stevie Harrison, Molly Wollbrink, Mallary Wollbrink, Maxwell
Wollbrink, Joseph Glauber, James Glauber, Victoria de Schietere and Charlotte de Schietere;
and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 PM (Noon) on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church in Warsaw, with burial to follow at Keokuk National Cemetery in Keokuk,
Iowa. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 10 to 11:30 am at Printy Funeral Home in
Warsaw directly before the service.
Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association or Donor’s Choice.
Tributes and condolences may be left at www.printyfuneralhome.com.
Printy Funeral Home of Warsaw is in charge of arrangements.