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McGraw United Methodist Church
Saturday October 22nd, 2022
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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McGraw United Methodist Church
Saturday October 22nd, 2022

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Lucille V. McKee

Lucille V. McKee, 85, of Cincinnatus, NY, passed away at her home on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, in the arms of her loving daughter.


Lucy was born on July 28, 1937 in Cortland, NY, a daughter of the late Waldo and Myra VanEpps.  She attended McGraw High School and Oneonta State University.  She had worked for McKee Equipment and Cortland County Alcohol Services.  She also spent time working and volunteering for agencies teaching parenting and life skills to young mothers.  Lucy had a passion for music and books and worked many years at the Lamont Memorial Free Library.  She was an active member of the McGraw United Methodist Church.  Lucy loved gardening and became a Cornell Master Gardner in her 70’s.  She also loved cooking and playing cards, but most of all she loved her family and friends.  Lucy was direct with her words, quick with a smile, and had a fabulous sense of humor.  She quickly touched the lives of all who met her and will be missed by many.


She is survived by her children, Michael (Judy) McKee, Jonathan (Lori Mudge) McKee, and Valerie (Greg) Hotaling; her sister, Janice Allis; brother, David (Diane) VanEpps; brother-in-law, Eric Snow; as well as many beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her long-time partner, Paul Merihew; her sister, Sarah Snow; and her brother-in-law, Richard Allis.


Memorial services for Lucy will be held at the McGraw United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at 3:00 p.m.  The family will be present to receive friends at the church from 2:00 p.m. until the start of the service at 3:00 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Lucy may be directed to the Lamont Memorial Free Library, P.O. Box 559, McGraw, NY 13101.


A special thank you to Julie Steacy and Mackenzie Heath for your care and kindness.

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A candle was lit in memory of Lucille McKee

Michael and Sally Tanner Nov 4 2022 5:02 PM

Mike and Jonathan,
Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. We will keep you family in our prayers.
Dave and Cindy Steiginga

Dave and Cindy Steiginga Oct 13 2022 3:25 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lucille McKee

Kelley Root Oct 10 2022 1:49 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lucille McKee

Vicki Wood Oct 6 2022 2:21 AM

I never met Ms. McKee, but on my way to Cortland and/or Syracuse, I would often notice her working in her yard or heading down to the library. I had a sense she was a very special and giving lady.

I am very sorry I never took the time to get to know her - especially at the library. We always *think* we have time to do things like this, but often we don't. Time is our most precious commodity and we often don't make good use of it. Which we come to regret.

I am very sorry for your and the community's loss.

Karl W. Klein Sep 22 2022 10:36 AM

Mike and Jonathan sorry for the loss of your Mother

Ken Morehousee Sep 20 2022 6:17 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Lucy was a special lady. More recently, (before Covid hit), I saw her several times, since she was a part of the Office for Aging's Bonesaver Exercise classes in McGraw (along with her sister Sarah). I visited that class several times as part of my job. Lucy always had a ready smile on her face. Sympathies to all of you.

Cindy Stockholm Stout Sep 20 2022 7:10 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lucille McKee

Cindy Hubbard Sep 19 2022 9:29 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lucille McKee

Judi Lacey Sep 19 2022 8:50 PM

So sorry for your loss!

Linda Beardsley Sep 19 2022 7:41 PM

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