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Grace Lucille “Lucie” Conrad

Grace Lucille “Lucie” Conrad, of Sedalia, passed away at Cedarhurst Assisted Living at the age of 105 on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. She was born July 18, 1916, in Sedalia, the daughter of Harry Lee and Grace Dee Cheek Meyer. Lucie was raised and educated in Sedalia, graduating in 1934. On Easter Sunday, April 4, 1926, at the age of nine years, Lucie was baptized at the First Methodist Episcopal Church located at 4

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& Osage in Sedalia.

After graduating high school, Lucie worked as a bookkeeper for Montgomery Wards from 1934 until she met “the light of her life”, Donald Petty Conrad. Don and Lucie were married on September 6, 1937 in Denver, CO. At that time, they made their home in Missoula, MT. They lived in the West Rattlesnake area for five years where Don was in charge of a sporting goods store. Lucie maintained office work in different businesses. Don and Lucie then moved to Helena, MT in 1942 where Don attended aeronautical school. After Don completed his schooling, he and Lucie moved to Fort Collins, CO. Don commuted from there to Cheyenne, WY, where he worked for United Airlines.

In September 1942, Don joined the US Navy Air Corps. He was stationed off San Diego, CA at the North Island Naval Base. During this time, Lucie lived in National City and worked in Chula Vista, CA for the Rohr Aircraft Company as the Assistant Control for Inventory Records.

In 1945, Don was sent overseas (Philippines), and Lucie returned to Sedalia where she worked for AT&T as an operator. Don was honorably discharged when the war ended and returned to Sedalia to get Lucie. They were both employed by United Airlines in Cheyenne, WY where they lived for three years and were then transferred to United Airlines new base in San Francisco, CA. Lucie continued her experience as control of inventory records while Don continued in management. They lived in Redwood City, CA Bay area for more than 50 years. Both Lucie and Don retired from United Airlines.

After retirement, Lucie and Don traveled extensively by Airstream over the United States and abroad by air. They also enjoyed being licensed ham amateur radio operators.

On December 24, 1999, Don passed away at their home in Redwood City. Lucie and Don were married 62 years at the time of his death. Lucie chose to return to Sedalia in 2002 to be with her sister, Leona P. Moore, who also preceded her in death. Along with her sister, Leona, Lucie was preceded in death by her parents; a brother-in-law, Robert Moore; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Paul E. and Doris Conrad; and two first cousins, Jean Gillespie and Marva Lee Paull.

Lucie belonged to the First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Sorosis, the Knife and Fork Club and the MINOWnet.

Survivors include a niece, Linda McGuckin; great nieces, Shannon Kauffman, Shea Bax and Megan Sherrill; and great-great nieces and nephews, Blayne, Alex and Gage Kauffman, Cassidy and Grant Bax, Aiden and Newt Sherrill.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at Heckart Funeral Home with Rev. Candace Fowler officiating. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brian, Alex and Gage Kauffman, Tony, Aiden and Newt Sherrill, Jonathan Bax, Cliff McBride and Willis Charles. Honorary pallbearers will be Linda and Warren Semler, Della Schnakenberg, Mertie Grimes, Jeani Gregory and Paul Murphy.

Memorial contributions may given to a charity of the donor’s choice in care of Heckart Funeral Home.
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