Annie Lucile “Lucy” Bacon, age 95, a resident of rural Moran, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at the Residential Living Center in Garnett, Kansas. She was born October 29, 1927, on the family farm in rural Allen County, Kansas, the daughter of William Deer and Nora Cady Deer. Lucy graduated from the Bronson High School with the Class of 1945. Shortly after graduating, she married Kenneth C. “Joe” Bacon on June 6, 1945, at the Allen County Courthouse in Iola, Kansas. Joe and Lucy raised their family and worked side by side on their farm north of Moran for many years. Lucy enjoyed fishing and working in the garden. In earlier years, the family enjoyed camping trips to Colorado. Later, Lucy and Joe spent thirteen winters in Texas where they enjoyed getting to know other campers from all over the United States. Another hobby enjoyed by Lucy and Joe was bowling. They enjoyed time at the bowling alley with family and friends and also traveling to bowling tournaments. Lucy was also an accomplished cake decorator and often made birthday and wedding cakes for area friends. She was an avid fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals as well as the KU Jayhawks. She also made every effort to attend the sporting events of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lucy enjoyed playing the keyboard and she and Joe often entertained nursing home residents at both Moran and Iola. She was a longtime member of the Bronson United Methodist Church and a past member of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her children, Beverly Fuhrman (Harley) of Bronson, Kansas, Charles “Chuck” Bacon (Cristine) of Moran, Kansas, Doug Bacon (Paula) of Bella Vista, Arkansas, Cindy Mefford (Jason) of Mapleton, Kansas and Jean Davolt (Philip) of Wichita; ten grandchildren, Chris Hanna (Aric), Ken Fuhrman (Sue), Bryan Bacon (Brenda), Jessica Bacon, Travis Bacon (Angie), Tyler Bacon (Haley), Brandon Newman, Jason Newman (Trish), Jeremy Davolt (Victoria), and Stephanie Davolt; thirteen great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Margaret Fuston. Lucy was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth “Joe” Bacon on October 30, 2014. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Percy and Everett Deer and four sisters, Ruth Bowman, Lorene Ard, Doris Crone and Beula Proyck.
Tracy Smith will conduct funeral services at 10:30 A.M. Monday, May 1st at the Bronson Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Moran Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 P.M. Sunday at the Cheney Witt Chapel in Ft. Scott. Memorials are suggested to the Bronson United Methodist Church and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.
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Aunt Lucille will be greatly missed. When Aunt Lucille smiled she would light up the room. I cherish all the family reunions we had growing up. How all the Deer siblings got together and did their skits or how Grandad told us stories of his youth. Our family is full of strong resilient men and women. Condolences to all the family.