Dorothy Irline Lucy

Almost a centenarian, Dorothy Irline Lucy, former

longtime resident of Emporia, passed away on December

24, 2021 at Sunnyside Care Center in Peoria, Arizona. She

was born in Olpe, Kansas on January 15, 1922 to Minnie

Foerster Hitzeman and Emil Hitzeman.

Dorothy married Carl Lucy on October 29, 1947 in St.

Louis, Missouri where he was stationed with the U.S.

Coast Guard. Later they were stationed in Sackett’s

Harbor, New York.

Following Carl’s discharge from the Coast Guard in

1950, they moved to Emporia where they made their

home and raised their four children.

Dorothy was a caring and generous person and a

devoted daughter, sister, and wife. She was a loving

mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her

greatest joy in life was her family. She was a member

of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Emporia.

Dorothy is survived by her four children, Gary

(JoAn), Seattle, WA; Jim (Michele), Peoria, AZ;

Wayne (Shelly), Longmont, CO; and Janice Lucy

DeRemer (Mark), Sun City, AZ, along with nine

grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Also surviving are Dorothy’s sisters, Helen Showers

and Marcella Corpening, Kansas City MO; sister-inlaw,

Thelma Lucy, Washington, MO and many dear

nieces and nephews and their children.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband,

Carl; her sister, Wilma Simpson; brother, Fred

Hitzeman and granddaughter, Micaela Lucy Ruybal.

Funeral services will be held at Roberts-Blue-Barnett

at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. The

family will greet friends an hour prior to the service.

Interment will follow at Memorial Lawn Cemetery in

Emporia. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested

to Messiah Lutheran Church or Hospice of Hope,

Glendale, AZ in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral

Home, P.O. Box 175, Emporia, Kansas 66801. You can

leave online condolences at

The family kindly requests that, regardless of

vaccine status, attendees wear a mask.

(1) comment


Hi Lucy family! What a pleasure to see your mom's picture...same smile as 50 years ago! I know she is celebrating in heaven with all of our MLC parents, so that is a big comfort for each of us! Thank you Lord. We had a lot of memories from church, school and baseball, thank you for the great Lucy memories.

Mic and Rosemary (Bocquin) Houghton, Green Valley, AZ

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