Lucille Vann

Funeral services for lifelong Lawrencian, Lucille Vann, 97, Lawrence will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. She passed away on, Thursday, February 6, 2014.

She was born April 9, 1916 in Lawrence, Kansas the daughter of Charles and Rhoda (Simpson) Georgie.

She was united in marriage to Darel Vann on May 7, 1938 in Reno, KS. He preceded her in death June 17, 1977. She was also preceded in death by sisters, Elizabeth Fields, Vinabel Cardenas and Charlene Tanoda; and two brothers, Edward Georgie and Daniel Georgie Sr.

Lucille held numerous positions in her church for many years. She enjoyed life and having fun with family and friends.

Lucille enjoyed collecting antiques and Americana memorabilia. She started making scrapbooks in the 1940’s when her husband was away in WWII and continued making them throughout her life.

Never having children of their own, Lucille and Darel’s home became a central gathering spot for family and friends. Nieces and nephews remember Aunt Lucy’s home as the “vacation palace”.

Lucille is lovingly remembered by her nephews, Daniel Georgie Jr. (Lawrence), Manuel Cardenas Jr. (Pep) /Cheryl (Colorado) Charles Georgie (California) Shawn Georgie/Jennifer (Lawrence), Trent Georgie/Wendi (Lawrence), and nieces, Theresa Patrick/Kenny and Vanita Douglas both of (California), Judy Georgie (Lawrence) and a host of great nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will greet friends from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

The family suggests memorials in her name to the Lucille Van Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

12 Condolences

  1. margery and susan hadl on February 9, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Lucille was such a sweet person. She so enjoyed sharing views and stories about her doll collection. Kind souls such as Lucille are rare. Blessings to her family. Margery and Susan Hadl

  2. Marvin Voth on February 10, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Lucille was a treasured friend. I enjoyed the times we spent together talking about her life experiences. It was always a delight to see her perspective of the world and her sense of humor reflected in her scrapbooks. But it was her presence and her delightful transparency that I appreciate the most. I am blessed to have been her friend.

  3. robyn herzog on February 10, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    so sad to hear bout lucille she was a sweet caring lady
    she always has a laugh and a good voice when she sings
    i will miss her dearly
    she was my hero when i walk in to the living room she smiled that will light up the room also in the dining room
    when she talks she always has a smile and laughed end the sentice i will sure miss her

  4. Renee (brandon woods) on February 11, 2014 at 8:16 am

    We miss Lucille. She always put a smile on our face no matter how bad of a day we were having. Prayers for your family in this time.

  5. Mr. Kim R. Wrench on February 11, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Dear Family,

    Our thoughts and sympathy are with you all during this time. May God bless you and keep you in his loving care. Lucille was a wonderful person and will always be in our hearts.


    Ms. Christine L. Vann-Anthony( A first cousin of Darel Vann).
    Mr.Kim R. Wrench
    Mr. Edmond Wrench
    Ms. Winnie Wrench-Ayers
    Mr. Morris and Sandy Wrench

  6. Linda Tolbert on February 11, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Aunt Lucy

    I know I can speak for many of your nieces and nephews, you will be truly missed. Your laugh, the smile, the love you showed us. although you and Uncle Bus never had children of your own we thought we was your kids. We love you Aunt Lucy.

    The Grandkids of Mattie Vann

  7. Diana Johnson on February 11, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Aunt Lucy was a role model and a mentor. When remembering her, I will think of her spirit and her joy. Saying goodbye to Aunt Lucy, my heart is sad. Remembering the joy of knowing her, I am uplifted. My most heartfelt sympathies to all those who share this loss.

  8. Diana Johnson on February 11, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Aunt Lucy had such a large spirit. She was a role model and she touched my life at an early age. Saying goodbye to Aunt Lucy, my heart is sad; she showed so many of us how to live a good life. When remembering her, I will think of her joy and kindness. My most heartfelt sympathy goes to all those who share in the loss of this wonderful lady.

  9. Pam Standard on February 12, 2014 at 12:03 am

    My mother and Mrs. Vann met over their shared love of antiques. My mother spoke often, with fondness, of Lucille Vann. I know Mrs. Vann was a special person from the stories she shared with my mom, which my mom shared with me. Prayers for her family.

  10. Michelle Valley-Clardy on February 12, 2014 at 5:25 am

    Aunt Lucille was just the sweetest and kindest person I knew ,she will greatly be missed by so many, may your spirit fly free now Aunt Lucille you definitely earned your wings, you were an angel here on earth now you are beautiful angel in heaven RIP

  11. Michelle Valley-Clardy on February 12, 2014 at 5:26 am

    The daughter of Geri Green, granddaughter of Verna Stella and great granddaughter of Mattie Vann

  12. Lois Mersmann on February 13, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Shawn, Jennifer and family; Trent, Wendi and family,

    Thinking of you. We are sorry for your loss.
    May God grant you peace.

    Lois and Fred

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