Lucy L. Herschell, 92, Overbrook: Nov. 13, 1921 – Dec. 8, 2013 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Lucy L. Herschell, 92, Overbrook: Nov. 13, 1921 – Dec. 8, 2013

120913-herschell-obit-photoLucy L. Herschell, 92, of Overbrook, Kan., died Dec. 8, 2013, at Brookside Nursing Home, Overbrook. She was born Nov. 13, 1921, in rural Douglas County, the daughter of George Finch and Stella (Krouse) Finch.

She attended and graduated from Baldwin City High School in Baldwin City, Kan., in 1939.

Lucy was a proud lifelong housewife and homemaker. She also worked 10 years at Brookside Nursing Home; retiring in 1983. Lucy was a member of the Overbrook United Methodist Church and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

On Dec. 23, 1939, Lucy was united in marriage with Charles Herschell, at the Worden Evangelical Parsonage. In 2012 she and Charles celebrated 73 years of marriage.

Lucy is survived her husband, Charles, of Overbrook; a son, James Herschell and wife, Letha, of Barstow Calif.; daughters, Mary Engle and husband, Bill, of Alamo, Texas, Vonna McDaniel and husband, Gus, of Ozawkie, Kan., June Hoffer and husband, Roy, of Jewell, Kan., and Scharlett Sherwood and husband, Jay, of Milford, Kan.; sisters, Maxine Savage, Sarasota, Fla., and Georgene Barnes, Muskegon, Mich.; and 15 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, George Finch; her mother, Stella Finch; brothers, Lloyd and Floyd Finch; and sister, Nellie Marie Vaughn.

Lucy was a very loving mother and grandmother.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Dec. 13, 2013, at Overbrook United Methodist Church. Visitation will precede the service at 10 a.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, sent in care of Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home, 730 Western Heights Drive, Overbrook, KS 66524. Condolences may be sent to the family through

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