Lurlene A Luce

June 24, 1921November 7, 2019

Lurlene Luce (Bracht), 98, passed away at The Neighborhoods by Tiger Place in Columbia, Missouri Thursday, November 7th, 2019. She was born June 24th, 1921 in Lincoln County, Missouri where she was raised on a grain and livestock farm near Olney, MO. She was the youngest of five children of her parents August and Rose M. Bracht (Martinek). She was preceded in death by her siblings; Rosalie Wyse (Bracht), Raymond, Herbert and Tony.

She moved to Kansas City, Missouri with her sister Rosalie where she met and eventually married George H. Luce. George and Lurlene married in 1941 and were married for 66 years until George’s death in 2007. In 1952, George and Lurlene moved their family from Kansas City to Raytown, Missouri. Lurlene continued to live at the same home until October of 2019.

They raised three children who survive along with their spouses; daughter Sharon and her husband Bill Ramsey, son Michael and his wife Jean, and son Greg and his wife Gail. Lurlene had eight grandchildren; Kelley Hilty (Ramsey) and husband John, Bob Ramsey and wife Susanne, Brian Luce and wife Jody, Kim Loman (Luce) and husband Clint, Lance Ramsey and wife Beverly, Eric Ramsey and wife Heather, Ethan Luce and Matt Luce. Lurlene also had 16 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild.

Mrs. Luce worked for many years at the J.C. Penny store at the Blue Ridge Mall. There she made many close friendships and for years enjoyed getting together with her Penny’s gals for breakfasts, luncheons and get-togethers. In Lurlene’s long life she had been many things to many people. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Lurlene loved her family and friends and she particularly enjoyed family reunions and get-togethers. She was a fantastic cook and many an occasion was made even more special by her great dinners. Most of all, Lurlene will be remembered for her caring nature. To say she will be missed does not adequately express the love and kindness she shared with so many. Funeral services for Mrs. Luce will be at the Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery on Sunday, November 10th. Visitation 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. followed by Funeral Service at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. with Graveside service from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society.


  • Robert Ramsey
  • Brian Luce
  • Lance Ramsey
  • Ethan Luce
  • Eric Ramsey
  • Matthew Luce
  • Kelley Hilty, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kim Loman, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Sunday, November 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, November 10, 2019
  • Graveside Sunday, November 10, 2019


Lurlene A Luce

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Joyce Berger

November 8, 2019

I never met you but I feel we were friends. We had many nice conversations over the past few years. You daughter, Sharon has been a very close friend for years. I'll miss talking to you. My sincerest condolences to your family. Rest in peace.