Lucille Lamer

 Memorial services for Lucille Elizabeth Elmore Lamer, 89, Lawrence (formerly of Hays, KS)  will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.  Inurnment will be at a later date in McCracken Cemetery in McCracken, Kansas.  She died January 24, 2010 at Pioneer Ridge Assisted Living in Lawrence.

Mrs. Lamer was born on March 31, 1920 in La Crosse, Kansas to Glenna and J. R. Elmore. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles William “Bus” Lamer II;  her parents; two sisters, Fay Muller and Dorothy Neumann,  and a brother John Elmore.

 Lucille graduated valedictorian of McCracken High School and received her BS in 1942 from Kansas State University, where she was president of Chi Omega Sorority.  She was a member of DAR, PEO Chapter IH and Eastern Star, a Deacon of the Presbyterian Church and served on the boards of the McCracken Library and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. 

She will be greatly missed by her seven children: Fay Dixon and husband Dave of Hilton Head Island, SC; Kay Lamer of Arlington, MA; Chuck Lamer and wife Cheryl of McCracken, KS; Patty Taylor and husband Bruce of Los Angeles, CA; Kim Brockman and husband Gary of Shawnee, KS; John Elmore and wife Rosy of Lawrence, KS and Norma Kober and husband Allen of Southlake, TX, as well as 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. 

Thanks to her friends at Pioneer Ridge Assisted Living who took her into their hearts and home.

The family suggests memorials in her name to Hays Arts Council in Hays, Kansas and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

10 Condolences

  1. Sheryl Henry on January 25, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Our family send our love to you in the passing of Aunt Lucille. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sheryl and Rodger Henry

  2. Neil and Rhonda Allen on January 26, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Chuck, Cheryl, Melissa and Amanda, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family, and I am sorry for the loss of your Mom and Grandmother. She was such a beautiful person, and the one thing I can remember when I was growing up, was your Mom’s sweet smile and loving heart. Take care and we will be saying prayers for you.

    Neil, Rhonda(Conrad)(Roy and Phyllis’s daughter from McCracken), Chandler and Ashleigh Allen

  3. John (Sean) and Janine Monaghan on January 27, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Dear John,

    Janine and I are sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

    Sean and Janine Monaghan

  4. John & Twila Logsdon on January 27, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Family members of Lucy.
    We are sorry for your loss. Lucy was such a delightful lady – we enjoyed her very much. She was my PEO sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May she Rest in Peace.
    John & Twila Logsdon

  5. John Minnick on January 27, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Chuck, Cheryl, Faye, Kay and family, On behalf of the entire Minnick family I want to offer you our sympathy and prayers in the passing of a truly lovely lady. My parents, C.V. Minnick and Mary Jean Minnick were good friends of the Lamers and they played golf together regularly. As a youngster growing up with Chuck Lamer in Junction City, KS I spent a lot of time at the Lamer’s apartment at the Lamer Hotel and Lucille and Bus were wonderful hosts and parents. Lucille always was kind and generous and made many snacks for us during those days. As others have commented, she always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. She was a “treasure” and will be truly missed. John Minnick

  6. Cindy Schroter on January 28, 2010 at 12:00 am

    So sorry to hear about your mom. I know you will miss her. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jay & Cindy Schroter
    La Crosse KS

  7. Norm Kidd on January 28, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Kay . . . our prayers go out to you and your family. It’s so hard to lose a mother, no matter her age. My mother was 96 and my brother remarked, “It’s so sudden.” I remember you from high school and remember meeting your mother who was a gracious hostess in her home. God bless you all.

  8. Bob Phillips on January 28, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Dear Kay and Family, I was just informed about your Mom and wanted to let you know that I am thinking and praying for you and your family. Your Mom was just the best. Always made me feel at ease when I came to the HOTEL to pick you up, on occasion. Your parents were just great people and leaders in Junction City. I think your Mom and Barbara Weir are probably talking over what great lives they had together up in heaven. We missed you at the 45th reunion and really, really, want to see you at the 50th. Please keep in touch and if you are near State College, PA please come and stay. As always your classmate and friend, BOB

  9. Judy Vick Miller on January 28, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Kay and family, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. I m sending my deepest sympathy and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I remember your Mother fondly and how much fun she was when our girl scout troop went to Washingon, D.C. and also the many times we spent in your home and stayed all night. I especially remnember prom night of our junior year and the slumber party your parents let you have. She was a special person and will be and sending my love. Judy

  10. Pastor Dick Glasgow on January 29, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Greetings from First Presbyterian Church. We have been praying for you through this time of grief and adjustment. I have kept the church up to date, and many of them have great stories to tell about Lucille. She had many friends here. May God bless you.
    Pastor Dick

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