Crystal L. Hullinger
Crystal L. Hullinger, 97, of Springfield, died at 9:24 am, Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at St. Clara’s Manor in Lincoln. At that time she took her first breath in the presence of Jesus.
She was born August 11, 1925 in Springfield, the daughter of Richard and Margaret (Staley) Hughes. She married Howard Hullinger, the love of her life, on June 2, 1946 and he preceded her in death August 16, 2010.
She is survived by a daughter, Susan (Chris) Schwarberg of Springfield; two grandchildren, Brian (Sara) Schwarberg of Springfield and Erin (Jeremy) Fenelon of Monticello, IL; and eight great-grandchildren, Ben, Caleb, Daniel, Daevion, Jahari, Lynette, Asher and Ella.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Frank and Samuel Hughes and one sister, Maxine Taylor.
Crystal loved her family and the many family meals she hosted. She had the gift of hospitality and shared that gift with many people through meals, calls, cards, bridal and baby showers. She was always an active member South Seventh Street Baptist Church (later Cherry Hills Church) and Central Baptist Church. She served as the financial secretary and was a long-time youth leader with her husband.
She retired from Lincoln Land Community College as a library assistant. She was also a member of the Springfield Motor Boat Club, and an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, and after each win would shout “Praise the Lord.”
Visitation: 9:30 – 10:30 am Monday, March 20, 2023 at Cherry Hills Church.
Funeral Service: 10:30 am, Monday, March 20, 2023 at Cherry Hills Church with Pastor Brian Schwarberg officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Cherry Hills High School Ministry.
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Crystal was an amazing woman. Glad I got to know her through Sue and Chris. Enjoyed having her in our Sunday school class years ago at Rochester Christian Church. I even had the pleasure of having one on one time with her on a couple occasions. She was a very fun and spirited lady. May God bless you all.
so sorry, please accept my condolences.....Howard and Crystal were my Sunday School teachers at South Seventh Street....loved them, we all have those favorites from when we were little and they were...Crystal was so sweet and would have the class to their house for fun times.....I was blessed knowing both! sending prayers
My heart is filled with so many wonderful memories Aunt Chris!
Chris & Susan, So sorry to read of your mother's passing. I remember Chris from B&F Toggery. May she rest in Peace.
Heather Southwell posted on 3/20/23
I'm saddened for the family at Crystal's passing, but am grateful she is in the presence of our Lord today. She was a lovely woman, who always had a smile on her face and hug. Peace and love to your family, Brian and Sara.