Lucille Marie (Benson) Sarthou, age 88, of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, passed away October 3, 2011, at Cedar County Hospital. She was born in Kansas City, Kansas, November 16, 1922, to Elmer and Edna (Thomas) Benson.
In 1961 Lucille married Ray R. Sarthou. She was an employee for AT&T and Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Kansas City, Missouri for over 35 years and retired in 1978. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. In 1979 she moved to El Dorado Springs, MO and was a member of the Park Street Christian Church.
Preceding her in death were her husband Ray, and a step-grandson Davy McManis.
Survivors include two stepdaughters: Anita McManis andJoAnn McManis of Kansas City; step grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Ethel M. Nelson of W. Richland, Washington; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2011, at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Pastor Larry Daniel will officiate and Peggy Carter and Bud Benskin will provide music. Burial will follow at 3:00 p.m. in Highland Park Cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.