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Lucile Galloway Scrutchin

Lucile G. Scrutchin, 97, of Luling, died Sunday, April 7 at Sonterra Health Center in San Antonio.

Lucile G. Scrutchin was born Oct. 14, 1915 to John Claude and Lucy Cook Galloway in Brownwood. She was the oldest of the three daughters and was the last to survive.

Lucille graduated an honor student from Brownwood High School, continuing her education at Daniel Baker College and graduating from Southwest Texas University in San Marcos.

In 1937, she married Paul Tyson Scrutchin and Lucile began her teaching career in Winters. In the summer of 1950 she and Tyson moved to Luling where they opened the Scrutchin Chevrolet and Oldsmobile Dealership. Lucile continued her teaching career in Luling, retiring after 32 years of enjoying teaching third grade.

She and Tyson were very loyal faithful members of the Presbyterian Church of Luling, where Lucile served as an elder and president of her Circle. Among her many interests, Lucile enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting and playing bridge. She was honored recently by Beta Sigma Phi for 50 years in the sorority. Her strength, dignity and strong spirit leave an indelible mark on all those who loved her and who mourn her loss.

Lucile always claimed her nieces and nephews as her children. She is survived by nieces and nephews Stephen and Antoinette Dedman of San Antonio, Claudia and Ernie Inmon of West Chester, Penn., Jan and Micah DuBose of Sargent, Bill and Gwenda Stephens of Oklahoma City, Ann and Jim Cauthorn of Austin and numerous grandnieces and nephews and great- grandnieces and nephews.

Lucile is preceded in death by her parents John and Lucy Galloway, husband Tyson Scrutchin, sisters Catherine Stephens and Francis Dedman, and nephew John G. Stephens.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Lucile's memory to the First Presbyterian Church, Luling.

Visitation was this morning at First Presbyterian Church in Luling with services following. A luncheon reception will be held at the church following the services. Burial will be at Greenleaf Cemetery in Brownwood.

Arrangements under the care and guidance of Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche Street, San Marcos, 353-4311.

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