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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Nellie Lucille (McKinnis) Lewis, 92, of Fort Scott, Kan., died Monday evening, Aug. 1, 2011, at the Mercy Health Center.

She was born Feb. 9, 1919, in Uniontown, Kan., the daughter of Robert Roy and Ruth Marie (Kirker) McKinnis.

She married Joe J. Lewis Aug. 7, 1943, in Olympia, Wash. He preceded her in death Aug. 23, 1991.

Lucille was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Scott and worked for many years at Eshelbrenner Insurance Agency.

She was well known for being a wonderful cook and an avid golfer and bridge player. Her family was the joy of her life.

Lucille is survived by her children, Karen Farmer (Ken) of Casper, Wyo., Jill Gorman (Tom) of Fort Scott and David Lewis (Debbie) also of Fort Scott; two sisters, Virginia Hoyle of Broomfield, Colo., and Jean Odell (Merlin) of Fort Scott; 10 grandchildren, Kathryn Henry of Casper, Wyo., Rebecca Craig of Loveland, Colo., Megan Lockwood and Abigail Wright, both of Casper, Wyo., Thomas Gorman (Jill) of Pittsburg, Kan., Kristin Gorman of New York, N.Y., Jason Gorman (Krista), Allison Gorman, and Mark Lewis (Casey), all of Fort Scott, and Erin Lewis of Lawrence, Kan.; and 20 great-grandchildren, Morgan Bailey, Logan Bailey, Kade Henry, Isaac, Faith, Hannah, and Joseph Lockwood, Caleb and Drew Wright, all of Casper, Wyo.; McKenzie Craig of Loveland, Colo., Clare, Alex, Connor, Annabelle and Gianna Gorman, all of Pittsburg; Katie, Tyler, A.J. and Abbie Gorman of Fort Scott, and most recently, six-week-old Joe Lewis.

In addition to her husband Joe, she was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Seigle, Norman and Richard McKinnis.

Following cremation, memorial services for Lucille will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at the First Baptist Church under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.

Private family burial services will be at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Scott and will precede the memorial services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary's Catholic School Library or the First Baptist Church "Dream Big" Fund and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701. Online condolences may be emailed to expressions@konantz-cheney.com.