Lucille Lillian Atchison (nee Luevane) of Leavenworth died peacefully Thursday afternoon, July 27, 2017, at the Twin Oaks Health and Rehab facility in Lansing. She was born September 16, 1921, at Ft. Leavenworth, along with a twin brother who died in childbirth. Her parents were MSG Jess and Josephine Luevane. She was the second oldest of nine surviving siblings, all of whom preceded her in death. She graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1939 and was offered a scholarship in voice by Tulane University. She suspended her college plans in the advent of the Second World War and her courtship with Ralph Marion Atchison, whom she married at the Post Chapel in December 1943. Lucille became a homemaker and raised four sons. She enjoyed entertaining and extensive global travel with her husband. Lucille read widely but enjoyed the mystery genre most of all. She was active in PEO and the activities of First Christian Church and Gideons International with Ralph. On several occasions, she represented the City of Leavenworth on good will trips to Wagga Wagga, NSW Australia while Ralph was serving as mayor and on the city commission.
Lucille's husband, parents, eight siblings, and one son, Sean Ralph Atchison, who died December 31, 2016, preceded her in death. She is survived by three sons: Christopher Atchison of Leavenworth, Timothy Atchison of Platte City, Missouri and Liam Atchison and his wife, Precious, of Overland Park, Kansas. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Susan Atchison (Mrs. Sean), of Fort Collins, Colorado, eight grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 1 p.m., Thursday, August 3, with funeral service at 2 p.m. at Davis Funeral Chapel, 531 Shawnee St., Leavenworth. Interment will follow the funeral with a family graveside service at Mount Muncie Cemetery. Instead of flowers, friends may make donations in Lucille's memory to Global Scholars, http://global-scholars.org. Condolences may be left on Lucille’s online guestbook at www.davisfuneralchapelinc.com. Arrangements entrusted to Davis Funeral Chapel.