Lucille (Dolechek) Driscoll was born on the farm in the Beaver – Dubuque area on Oct. 21, 1926. She was the oldest child of the late Veat and Monica Dolechek. She grew up in a loving family with her grandparents, parents, and siblings; Elvita (Beran) and Vincent.
She attended District 64 Grade School and graduated from Claflin High School. After graduation she went to Brown Mackie School of Business in Salina. In June 1945, Lucille took the train to Kansas City to start her first job with Hallmark. This is where she fell in love with Kansas City. After a wonderful and fun time in the city she returned home to the Beaver area. She then married and welcomed her daughter Jane (Driscoll) Schreiber. She enjoyed fishing, going to the lake, and spending time with her mother and Jane. Lucille or ‘Lucy’ who many of her costumers referred to her as, had a successful banking career at Farmers National Bank in Beaver, KS. She held several roles and retired after 36 years as an executive Vice-President.
After retiring Lucille spent the next 29 years living a great life on the farm, traveling, enjoying time with family and friends, and watching her great grandkids play. The qualities her family remember her most for is her incredible memory, storytelling, independence, and always being on the go. She was a loving daughter, sister, mom, grandma, granny, aunt, and friend.
Lucille was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church and St. Ann’s Altar Society of Odin, Daughters of Isabella Circle #744, and Christian Mothers of Dubuque.
She will be missed and survived by her daughter Jane (Rick) Schreiber, grandkids: Aaron (Jen), Paul (Melanie), and Julee (Bret) and her great grandchildren: Joel, Callie, Abbie, Josie, Logan, Camden, Cole and Chase. Siblings: Elvita Beran, Vincent (Alice) Dolechek and her nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Sunday 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., with family to greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. A Vigil and Rosary service will begin at 7 p.m., at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 18, 2021, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Odin, Kansas, celebrated by Father Terrance Klein. Burial will follow in St. Catherine Cemetery, Dubuque, Kansas.
Memorials may be made to Dubuque Heritage Fund or Claflin Ambulance in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544.
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Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 17, 2021