Mary Lou "Lukie" Webster
Mary Lou Victoria “Lukie” Webster, age 88, of Manhattan, died January 7, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.
A bouncing baby girl was born on July 23, 1928, to Harry Elihu and Alma Elivera (Olson) Chilcott of Westmoreland, Kansas.
She attended all 12 years at Westmoreland Grade and High School, graduating in 1946. She enjoyed playing basketball and softball and earned her four letters to the Big W from high school basketball. She joined a girls’ softball team and was a left-handed pitcher in the summer months for a few years.
She was baptized in and joined the Westmoreland Methodist Church. Later she transferred her membership to the First Christian Church in Manhattan.
She was united in marriage to Dale E. Webster on October 6, 1946, in Westmoreland, Kansas. They celebrated 70 years of marriage in October 2016.
They were blessed with two daughters, Janet Elaine in 1948, and Debra Lea in 1951.
In 2002, she was saddened by the death of her grandson, Gary Edward Gordon, Jr., whom she baby sat for many years.
Mary Lou is survived by her husband Dale of the home; two daughters: Janet Webster of Wamego, and Debra Soper and her husband Dave of Manhattan; four grandchildren: Darrin Soper (Allison), Danelle Ward, Audra Stamm (Lenny), and Dustin Roudybush (Nicole); 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter.
Mary Lou was also preceded in death by her parents and four siblings: Robert Theodore Chilcott, Sr., Jackie Dean Chilcott, Ethleen Harriet Catlin and Betty Ann Foster.
Her hobbies consisted of playing pitch, Riley County Seniors’ Service Center Stitchery Group, and the First Christian Church “Do-Day” ladies group, making quilts and lap robes for the needy, and attending weekly TOPS meetings.
She and Dale travelled in their 5th wheel camper, and greatly enjoyed their travel to Panama and Alaska. Great enjoyment was watching their grandson Darrin compete in the Iron-Man in Panama City, FL.
She was a member of the RSVP of Manhattan for many years and also helped with Santa City. Mary Lou was also a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary # 186 in Westmoreland for 70 years.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, January 12th, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Reverends Paul J. Allen, IV and Ben Duerfeldt officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland Cemetery at Westmoreland.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.
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Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, Riley County Seniors’ Service Center or the Good Shepherd Hospice House. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.