Lucy Retta Schneck

Lucy Retta Schneck, daughter of Perry Omer and Bessie Virginia (Heine) Buck died January 27, 2015 at her home in Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.
She was born September 30, 1914 at the Henry Heine homestead near Clinton, Kansas. She lived a long life: 100 years, 3 months and 27 days.
The family moved to Lawrence in 1920. She graduated in 1932 from Liberty Memorial High School. She married Gaylord Marion Schneck on January 30, 1933.
Lucy worked as the receptionist for Kansas Color Press for 16 years, retiring in 1972. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Royal Neighbors of America, Eagles Lodge Aerie #309 and a leader for the Kanwaka 4-H Club.
Lucy was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, sister Bertha Johnson, brother Perry Omer II and grandson Stanley R. Schneck.
She is survived by two sons, Gaylord Jr., wife Phoebe of Oskaloosa, KS. Merle Roy, wife Donna of Bonner Springs, 5 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
There will be a visitation and short memorial service Saturday, January 31st at 9 am at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Graveside services to follow at 10 am at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kanwaka 4-H Club or the charity of your choice in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, Kansas 66044.