Lucile Lewis McGlothen, 88, passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at her home in Kansas City, Missouri. On January 06, 1932, she was born in Montgomery, Alabama, to Milas and Eliza (Germany) Smith.
Lucile grew up in Montgomery, Alabama. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1951. After high school, she obtained a Managing Cosmetology License from the Alabama Board of Cosmetology.
After moving to Kansas City, Lucile began a life of service, working at local nursing homes. Lucile and Alvin worked part-time and saved to build a house in Sheraton Estates; the only area in Kansas City African American’s could break ground in 1966.
Lucile was among the first African American women to work for Research Hospital. Lucile started her employment in May of 1966 as a Nurse's Aide, where she worked for 26 years.
Lucile was a member of the 35th Street Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and crafts. After retiring, she became more involved in church, where she participated in the planning and hosting of church anniversary dinners and fundraising events.
Lucile married Alvin Lewis in 1952 in Montgomery, Alabama. They were married for 25 years.
Lucile later married David McGlothen in 1981 They were married for 15 years.
Lucile was preceded in death by her Mother and Father Milas and Eliza(Germany) Smith, her Aunt Lucile Fitzpatrick, Montgomery, Alabama, her oldest daughter Felecia M. Lewis, Kansas City, Missouri. Three brothers, Izell Smith, Montgomery, Alabama, Milas Smith Jr. Montgomery, Alabama, Porter Smith Sr. Kansas City, Missouri. Five sisters, Dora White, Detroit Michigan, Arwilda Moreland, Montgomery Alabama, Ella Bell Floyd, Detroit Michigan, Eliza Davis, Kansas City, Missouri, Betty Jean Robinson, Detroit, Michigan. Alvin B. Lewis and David McGlothen.
Lucile is survived by her daughter Cassandra Lewis Powell of Kansas City, Missouri; her only grandson Alonzo Powell III aka Trey, Springfield, Missouri, one brother Madison Smith, (Ida), of Montgomery, Alabama; and two sisters Dorothy Hightower of Detroit, Michigan, Mary Ashe of Grandview, Missouri, and a host of nieces and nephews and relatives and friends.
The memorial service will be held at Watkins Heritage Chapel 4000 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. The visitation will be held at Watkins Heritage Chapel 4000 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd KCMO at 10:00 – 11:00 am Saturday, November 14, 2020. The family will be greeting friends and relatives at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery at 8251 Hillcrest Rd, Kansas City, MO 64138.
Condolences can be left on Lucile Lewis McGlothen’s online guest book.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Redwood South Rehabilitation Center 8033 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO 64131, Good Shepherd Hospice 123 W. Kansas Ave Independence, MO 64050, Midwest Respiratory and Rehab 14931 W 99th St, Lenexa, KS 66215. Watkins Heritage Chapel 4000 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64130
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