Lucille Lee Smith, age 80, a resident of Fort Scott, Kansas, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott, Kansas. She was born January 12, 1930, in Mulberry, Kansas, the daughter of Harold Scott and Eva Hammons Scott. Lucille married Eugene Smith in 1955. He preceded her in death in 2001. The couple moved from Kansas City to Southwest Missouri and following the death of her husband, Lucille moved to Fort Scott in 2001. She served for over 25 years as the secretary of the Marmaton Valley Old Time Fiddlers and Pickers. While in Kansas City she was a past president of PTA and taught Sunday school for many years.
Survivors include one son, Jim Scott and wife Martha, Fort Scott; a daughter, Patricia Warner, Independence, Missouri; and one brother, Melvin Scott and wife Barbara, Independence, Missouri. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Sarah Scott Punch and husband Andrew, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jessica Ash and husband Dennis, Independence, Missouri, and Nathan Templeton, Pueblo, Colorado. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Judge Charles Scott and Harold "Bill" Scott.
Pastor Stephen Sweyko will conduct funeral services at 10:00 A.M. Friday in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in U. S. National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Friends of the Fort and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.