In Loving Memory of Anna Lucille Sturdivant: 1933-2022


Anna Lucille Sturdivant, 89, of Centralia, Washington, passed away Aug. 20, 2022 at Prestige Post Acute and Rehab Center, Centralia. She was born to Glen Sheets and Hattie Jane Smothers Aug. 4, 1933, in Edgemont, South Dakota. Lucille’s mother passed away when she was only a few months old. After her passing, her uncle and aunt, Arthur and Minnie Lynn, took her in and raised her as their own. She had 12 siblings, Lois, Bertha, Lola, Sterling (Bud), Darrel (Shakey), Viola, Martha, John, Norma, Joe, Earl and Glen (Tuffy). Lucille attended Edgemont High School in Edgemont, South Dakota. Many knew Lucille for her beautiful blue eyes and her shining, inclusive smile. 

On May 28, 1949, she married Dean A. Sturdivant Sr. Together, they had five children, Linda, Dean Jr., Richard, Dee Ann and Robert. Lucille was a homemaker and worked for Symons Frozen Foods in Centralia, retiring as an inspector. She raised Boston terrier puppies, selling the little companions to many families in the area. 

Her hobbies included gardening, taking care of her flveggies and flowers, painting wooden crafts, crocheting and playing cards and games. Lucille had a special place in her heart for her chickens, goats and dogs. She belonged to the Masonic Eastern Star and various bowling leagues. 

Preceding her in death were her parents, Glen Sheets and Hattie Smoothers; uncle and aunt, Arthur and Minnie Lynn, who raised her; siblings, Lois, Bertha, Lola, Sterling (Bud), Darrel (Shakey), Viola, Martha, John, Norma, Joe and Earl; children, Dean Sturdivant Jr. and Dee Ann Sturdivant; and grandson, Jaison Dean Sturdivant. 

Survivors include her brother, (Glen) Tuffy; children, Linda (Kelly) Grubbs, Richard Sturdivant and Robert (Julie) Sturdivant; grandchildren, Raecheal Sturdivant, Rick Sturdivant, Jonothan (Jessica) Sturdivant, Apryl (Jeremy) Holley, Alysa (Gene) Crow, Bo (Sabrina) Sturdivant, and Jessica (Guss) Bloomstrom; 31 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

The family would like to thank Prestige Post Acute and Rehab Center for her end of life care. They were kind and gracious to her and her family. 

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 30, 2022, at Sticklin Funeral Chapel in the George Washington Venue with burial to follow at Claquato Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Sticklin Funeral Chapel.