It is with great sadness that the family of Irma Lucille (Lou) Locklin announces her passing on August 1st, 2018 at the age of 88 years in Casper, Wyoming. Lou was born on April 22, 1930 in Rockford Illinois to Robert and Florence Stone. Lou married her High School sweetheart Robert Locklin in 1950 and was widowed in 1977. She loved to travel with Bob and continued to travel after his death.
Lou graduated from West Rockford High School, and Rockford University with her degree in education and later went and graduated from Western University with her Masters in Education. Lou taught at Willard Elementary in Moline and loved all of her students and always said that teaching was the greatest thing she had ever done. She continued to volunteer tutoring elementary students in Casper after she retired from teaching. She was a member of the red hats and enjoyed the weekly luncheons, conversations and company from the women in her group. She enjoyed spending time with her friends at the Senior Center.
Lou will always be remembered as having the biggest heart, being caring and compassionate, always trying to help others out, with amazing spunk and a great smile. She loved her family and always looked forward to spending time together especially during the holidays when she was able to see everyone.
Lou is survived by her daughter Betsy, son Mike (Shari), grandsons Robert (Velvet), and Eddee (Charli), granddaughters Amy, and Anna (Adam), great grandchildren Bryce, Addyson, Bretton, Harper, and Cash, and her sister Jean. Lou is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert O.Stone, her husband, Robert E. Locklin, sister, Barbara, and brothers, Richard and Donald.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the Newcomer Casper Chapel starting at 10:00 a.m. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11:15 a.m. at the Moline Memorial Park Cemetery in Moline, IL.
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