Lucy Stitt Pennington Macek
Sunrise Beach - Lucy Macek, age 86, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, June 20, 2021, in Osage Beach, Missouri.
Lucy was born in Wichita, Kansas on September 8, 1934, the daughter of Dr. Walter and Areta Evaline (Stitt) Pennington.
She was united in marriage on June 26, 1954 to John Raymond Macek, who preceded her in death in May, 1999. Steven Francis, an infant son, also preceded her in death in 1956.
Lucy attended College High in Pittsburg, Kansas. She graduated from Kansas State Teachers College (now Pittsburg State University), with a Bachelor of Science in Education. She was a member of Theta Sigma Upsilon Sorority, a member of Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society) and Executive Director of Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education).
Lucy began her teaching career in Columbia, Missouri. After relocating to Overland Park, Kansas, she held various teaching and volunteer positions for the Shawnee Mission School District. For years she was a Girl Scout leader, as well as Area Coordinator for the Greater Kansas Area Chapter of Girl Scouts. Lucy also volunteered for several years at Shawnee Mission Medical Center (now Advent Health).
In the early 1980's, Lucy and Ray relocated to Houston, Texas. While living in Houston, Lucy worked at Owens Elementary School, and in 1985 obtained her Master's Degree in School Administration.
Lucy and Ray retired to Lake of the Ozarks area in 1995, and became members of St. Patrick Catholic Church. Her work with the National Shrine of Mary, Mother of Church (Mother's Wall) was one of her favorite volunteer projects, along with the restoration of the Historic St. Patrick's Church.
Lucy volunteered at Hurricane Deck Elementary School and was named Volunteer of the Year by Camdenton School District several times. She was a member of Lake of the Ozarks Yachting Association and the Women's Auxiliary of the Zack Wheat American Legion Post #624, where she organized the Troop Care Package Program for military service members deployed overseas.
Survivors include daughters, Areta Stoddart of Leawood, Kansas, Michelle (Jim) Schultz of Lee's Summit, Missouri and Laura Boudreaux of Austin, Texas; six grandchildren, Patrick Stoddart, Curtis and Nathan Schultz, and Natalie Hebert, Benjamin Boudreaux and Caroline Birdsall (and their spouses); and 3 great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 25, 2021 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Laurie, Missouri. Burial will follow at the Old St. Patrick's Cemetery, Highway O, Laurie, Missouri. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m., Friday at the church.
Pallbearers are Stephen Hebert, Brooks Birdsall, Benjamin Boudreaux, Curtis Schultz, Patrick Stoddart and Nathan Schultz.
The family kindly requests in lieu of flowers, that contributions be made to Dogwood Animal Shelter, 1075 Runabout Drive, Osage Beach, MO (please write in memo line in memory of Lucy S. Macek) or to the American Legion Auxiliary Zack Wheat Post #624, 852 American Legion Drive, Sunrise Beach, MO 65079 (please designate for Troop Care Package Program).
Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.
Posted online on June 22, 2021