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Dishong, Lucille E.

Dishong, Lucille E.

August 18, 1929 — November 5, 2020

Lucille Elizabeth Dishong, 91, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away peacefully on November 05, 2020, with her family by her side, tending to her, during her last days at the Kansas City Hospice House in North Kansas City.

Born to the late Clarence and Sophie Speck, August 18, 1929, in Kansas City, Missouri. She was the 4th of 5 siblings. Being the youngest by several years, her and her 'baby sister' Lois, had their own special bond, that truly lasted a lifetime. Lucille attended school in Kansas City, where she enjoyed sports and excelled at the lost art of shorthand dictation and typing. As a young adult, Lucille worked in an upscale jewelry store at the now historical Union Station. Her lifelong fondness of jewelry and "shiny things" made this a natural fit for her. She would often reminisce and tell stories of the daily hustle and bustle and of the famous people passing through Kansas City's Union Station in the late '40s and early '50s.

Lucille was a bit of a foodie. As a self-proclaimed "Chocoholic" she was well known for her love of chocolate! She was often referred to as "The Queen of Fudge". Her homemade chocolate fudge was THE BEST! Her passion was sharing her love of chocolate with family, friends, neighbors, and so many others as an expression of her love. A chocolate gift from Lucille could brighten anyone’s day.

Lucille lived a long and rich life. She was many things in her lifetime, a daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother (Mommers), a great grandmother, and a great friend to many. She valued her friends and family above anything else and felt truly blessed with the "best family ever". She loved trying new things, exploring, and having fun with friends and family. She would not shy away from being the center of attention but would use that to spotlight her wit and humor. Her quick and ready banter can never be replaced.

As a young woman, Lucille married Ralph E Dishong, deceased in 1988. They have three children Susan, Barbara, and Ralph. Lucille would often say that was the best thing she did in her life, Susie, Barbie, and Ralphie. She was a loving mother who taught her children invaluable lessons. All her adult children consider Mom their best friend. Ever!

Lucille is survived by her sister Lois Farmer and her husband Stan. Her children; Susan Smith and her husband Randall, Barbara Dishong, and Ralph Dishong and his wife Lisa. Lucille has one granddaughter, Shannon Jackson, and three grandsons, Spencer Davis, Ralph Dishong III, and Steve Dishong, and one great-grandson, Benjamin Jackson.

Lucille‘s presence will be greatly missed. But she leaves a loving legacy and will always live in our hearts.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a contribution to the Kansas City Hospice, KCHospice.org, 1500 Meadow Lake Parkway, suite200, Kansas City, MO 64114, 816-363-2600 or to Alzheimer’s research.

Services for Lucille Dishong are scheduled for Monday, November 9, at Park Lawn Funeral Home's South Chapel, located at 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, MO 64138.
Viewing will be from 1100-1200, followed by a graveside service at Green Lawn Cemetery.

Service Information

Visitation 11AM, Monday, November 9 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd.; 12PM graveside service at Green Lawn Cemetery.

Dishong, Lucille E.'s Guestbook

Grandma, Every once in a while I watch my son, your great grandson, cracks a smirk that looks *exactly* like yours and i feel the power and magnitude of the generations and legacies between us. Your legacy gives me strength and hope. I aspire to do it justice. I am honored to have your blood in my veins. You were a strong, independent, beautiful, hilarious matriarch and our family is the best family on earth *because* of who you were to each of us. I carry your heart in my heart. All my love and admiration, Shanny.

Shannon Jackson

I often said over the many years I knew Lucille that had I interviewed for a mother-in-law I doubt I could have found a better one. Rest now, Lucille.

Randy Smith

Dear Mom, I will so miss you! I will miss your wit and humor, your laughter and smile, and your always present love and support. It was you that taught me all the things that make me who I am today. I’m so grateful you were my Mom. No matter where I roamed, I felt you were always with me. In everything I did, every place I went, everything that was important to me, you were with me in my heart. I always felt your presence. You will always be the best part of me. I will always carry you in my heart. All my love forever, Susie

Susan Smith

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