Lucille Schilling, homemaker, volunteer

March 05, 2009

Lucille C. Schilling, a homemaker and volunteer, died Friday of pneumonia at National Lutheran Home in Rockville. The longtime Columbia resident was 83.

Lucille Cameron was born and raised in Bourbon County, Ky. After graduating from the Fugazzi Business College in Lexington, Ky., she worked for several years at the Bluegrass Ordnance Depot.

She was married in 1946 to Frederick K. Schilling Jr., a U.S. Foreign Service officer, and during his diplomatic assignments, the couple lived in Paris and in Oslo, Norway.

After his retirement, they moved to Columbia, where they lived until moving to the Rockville retirement community in 2004.

Mrs. Schilling was a former secretary of the Wooded Ridge Townhouse Association in Columbia and a longtime volunteer at National Lutheran Home, where she had been secretary of its auxiliary.

She was a member and served on the councils of Second English Lutheran Church in West Hills and Trinity Lutheran Church in Rockville. She also had been chairwoman of women's organization at both churches.

Mrs. Schilling was also an active member of the women's organization of the Delaware-Maryland Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. March 28 at Second English Lutheran Church, 5010 Briarclift Road, West Hills.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Schilling is survived by a son, Frederick K. Schilling III of Eldersburg; and a daughter, Elin C. Schilling of Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

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